Three Things About the Eucharist We’ve Learnt from COVID-19

This weekend, the Church in Australia celebrates the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. It takes on particular significance this year, given that our weekly celebration of the Eucharist has been put on hold due to coronavirus restrictions. Reflecting on this experience gives us an opportunity to more deeply appreciate what … Continue reading Three Things About the Eucharist We’ve Learnt from COVID-19

8/11/09 – Things Communion Ministers Want You to Know #1

This week, we have held formation workshops for our Ministers of Communion. Every year, our ministers share matters that they wish they could share with you. So this week, we have the first of a series we’re calling: Things Communion Ministers Want You to Know 1. Receive Communion under both kinds Our ministers understand that … Continue reading 8/11/09 – Things Communion Ministers Want You to Know #1

5/8/07 – Holy Days of Obligation

On 15 August, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is a Holy Day of Obligation. “I didn’t think we had those any more!” I hear you say.  Well, we still do.  What’s more, we shouldn’t see them as a burden, but rather an opportunity to celebrate some … Continue reading 5/8/07 – Holy Days of Obligation