Church Renewal: The Placement of the Baptismal Font

Carmel Bulletin, 13 September 2015 Fr Paul is currently sharing with everyone the design concept for the renewal of our church.  One feature of this design is the provision of a new fixed, dignified space for the celebration of baptism. The font should be free-standing so that the family and ministers can gather around it.  It … Continue reading Church Renewal: The Placement of the Baptismal Font

Church Renewal: Reflecting the Importance and Dignity of Baptism

Carmel Bulletin, 6 September 2013 Last weekend, Fr Paul shared with everyone the design concept for the renewal of our church.  This brings to completion a thorough period of parishioner formation, consultation and planning. As articulated in the guiding concepts for this process, one intention within this process is to reflect as much as possible … Continue reading Church Renewal: Reflecting the Importance and Dignity of Baptism

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

27/6/10 – The Whole Body of Christ Celebrates the Liturgy, Part II

Over the coming weeks, we will continue to explore the liturgical principles which underpin our work in the Church Renewal Process.  A fortnight ago, we began to look at the first principle, namely: The whole Body of Christ celebrates the liturgy We discussed previously how the liturgy is an action of Christ and the Church.  … Continue reading 27/6/10 – The Whole Body of Christ Celebrates the Liturgy, Part II