Serving Others

Carmel Bulletin, 4 June 2017 You may have heard the saying: You can please some people all of the time, or everyone some of the time, but you can never please everyone all the time. Imagine, then, trying to consider the needs and desires of a parish community as diverse as ours when it comes … Continue reading Serving Others

Initiation is Our Job

Carmel Bulletin, 30 March 2014 We continue to celebrate the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults throughout Lent with the scrutinies that lead to the initiation of Rodger, Sally, Leoni and Domonic at the Easter Vigil.  Like any liturgical rite, there are a variety of ministerial roles that must be fulfilled to ensure its proper … Continue reading Initiation is Our Job

We Enter

Carmel Bulletin, 6 October 2013 [The] purpose [of the Introductory Rites] is to ensure that the faithful, who come together as one, establish communion… General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), article 46 When we begin to celebrate Mass, we have already made a deliberate choice to be there.  We have entered the church, engaging in … Continue reading We Enter

It’s Not Just the Job of the People Up the Front

Carmel Bulletin, 29 October 2013 In the celebration of Mass the faithful form a holy people, a people of God’s own possession and a royal priesthood, so that they may give thanks to God and offer the unblemished sacrificial Victim not only by means of the hands of the Priest but also together with him and … Continue reading It’s Not Just the Job of the People Up the Front

22/8/10 – The General Plan of the Church

At present, we are exploring the liturgical principles which underpin our work in the Church Renewal Process.  Having considered active participation, we now consider the sixth principle, namely: The general plan of the church Over the centuries, many Catholic churches have been built.  Very rarely is one church building identical to another, and the layout, … Continue reading 22/8/10 – The General Plan of the Church