5/8/12 – Fifty Years Since Vatican II – The Work of Christ and His Church

During this Year of Grace, we have been invited to revisit the constitutions of the Second Vatican Council, which began fifty years ago this year.  The first of these constitutions was on the liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium.  In the opening paragraphs of the constitution, the Church sought to make clear some foundational principles. Firstly, the liturgy … Continue reading 5/8/12 – Fifty Years Since Vatican II – The Work of Christ and His Church

15/7/12 – Fifty Years Since Vatican II: “Back to the Future”

During this Year of Grace, we have been invited to revisit the constitutions of the Second Vatican Council, which began fifty years ago this year.  The first of these constitutions was on the liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium. While the liturgical changes that occurred after Vatican II appeared to be a significant departure from how the liturgy … Continue reading 15/7/12 – Fifty Years Since Vatican II: “Back to the Future”

17/6/12 – Fifty Years Since Vatican II: Liturgical Renewal

The Year of Grace, which began at Pentecost, is an opportunity for us to step back from the challenges we encounter as a Church today, and focus once again on Christ, as the centre of our lives. This year, 2012, also marks the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council.  For many … Continue reading 17/6/12 – Fifty Years Since Vatican II: Liturgical Renewal

22/1/12 – The Year of Mark

During much of Ordinary Time this year, we will listen to readings from the gospel according to Mark.  For Sundays we have three years worth of readings.  Year A is comprised mostly of Matthew; Year B, Mark; and Year C; Luke.  Parts of John are proclaimed during the Easter Season, and on other feast days … Continue reading 22/1/12 – The Year of Mark

18/7/10 – Unity, Hierarchy, Order and Ministry

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 third principle, namely: Unity, hierarchy, order and ministry This principle is a reminder to us that every person has a role; a part to play in the life of the … Continue reading 18/7/10 – Unity, Hierarchy, Order and Ministry