Ministry to the Sick

Carmel Bulletin, 8 June 2014 An important aspect of our pastoral care of each other is prayer for and outreach to our fellow parishioners who are unwell. It is heartening to see that many parishioners are certainly mindful of others who are unwell and assiduous in commending them to our prayers.  A number of parishioners … Continue reading Ministry to the Sick

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