Liturgical Ministry Formation Workshops

Carmel Bulletin, 6 October 2019

We are merely servants: we have done no more than our duty.

Luke 17:10

Today’s gospel reminds us of the humility of serving others.  One way that we can place ourselves at the service of God and our neighbour is through engagement in liturgical ministry. 

The Second Vatican Council reminds us that “in the liturgy the whole public worship is performed by the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, that is, by the Head and his members.” (Constitution on the Liturgy, no. 7).  Every one of us has a role in offering worship, in union with Jesus, to God the Father. 

From the assembly of all the baptised, people are called to help lead our prayer through particular ministries.  Serving as a liturgical minister allows us to follow St Paul’s words from the second reading, to “fan into a flame the gift that God gave you.”

Each year, we seek to support Ministers of the Word and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion through formation workshops.  These workshops are an important part of serving God and our community, and all ministers are asked to participate.

Please claim these dates in your diary now!

Ministers of the Word can choose from one of two times:

  • Wednesday 23 October at 7:00 pm or
  • Saturday 26 October at 9:30 am.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion can choose from one of two times:

  • Saturday 26 October at 10:45 am or
  • Wednesday 30 October at 7:00 pm.

Register online now

Liturgy Committee Meeting Report

Carmel Bulletin, 23 November 2014

The Liturgy Committee met last month.Liturgy, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Wentworthville

Formation workshops have been completed over the past month for three ministries: the Ministry of the Word, the Extraordinary Ministry of Holy Communion and those who prepare and present the digital presentations use at Mass.  Ministers will be commissioned on the First Sunday of Advent.

Starting from the First Sunday of Advent, some reduction of the commentary at Mass will be implemented in order to return the focus of the assembly to the proclamation of the Word, and so the commentary does not duplicate comments made by the priest during introductory remarks and the homily.

Preparations were made for the season of Advent.  The Christmas schedule has been finalised and will be published shortly.

Consideration has also been given to celebrating some key events over the coming months: the annual Mass in Remembrance of the Dead (Wednesday 26 November), Australia Day and Indian Independence Day (26 January), and the 60th Anniversary of the Church (to be celebrated on Sunday 8 March).  Social gatherings are proposed for after the Masses for 26 January and the Anniversary of the Church.

Robert Barden, Paola Yevenes and Fr Paul also met recently to review the proposal for the celebration of Family Masses from next year.  This will involve the particular encouragement of family involvement at a 10:30 am Mass once every school term, on dates to be determined.

Comments, questions and feedback about our parish’s liturgical life and practice are always welcome.  Please send a message to the committee in writing, care of the parish office, or email litcomwenty (at) gmail (dot) com