In many parts of the world now, including our own Diocese, the global COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it something that we have never experienced before in our lives - the complete suspension of liturgical celebrations in our church buildings, including the Eucharist. The digital world that we live in has made it much easier … Continue reading During COVID-19, do we watch the Church, or be the Church?
While it is Australia Day here in this part of the world, universally today the Church celebrates its first ever Sunday of the Word of God. Last September, Pope Francis decreed that “the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God.” (Apostolic Letter … Continue reading Sunday of the Word of God
Carmel Bulletin, 9 February 2014 Last Sunday, we celebrated the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. It is celebrated each year on 2 February, so it only occasionally falls on a Sunday. As we arrived at Mass last Sunday, we were invited to take a candle as we entered the church. Mass then began with … Continue reading The Presentation of the Lord
The Easter Triduum begins on Holy Thursday evening with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. The liturgical celebration of the Triduum continues with the Celebration of the Passion of the Lord on Good Friday and reaches its high point with the Easter Vigil on Saturday evening. The liturgical celebration of the Easter Triduum then continues … Continue reading 1/4/12 – Easter Sunday Evening Prayer