Liturgy Corner

Liturgical Ministry Courses

Carmel Bulletin, 24 July 2022 Celebrating the liturgy, particularly our Sunday Eucharistic celebration, is both the high point of, and nourishment for Christian lives.  Celebrating together as the Body of Christ, our celebrations rely on, and are enriched by, the contributions of many members of our parish who fulfil liturgical ministries.  We are always looking … Continue reading Liturgical Ministry Courses

Receiving Communion at Mass

Carmel Bulletin, 19 June 2022 Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.  It is a time for us to recall and celebrate our belief that our God is present in the Eucharist that we receive. The Eucharist we receive, of course, becomes the Body and Blood of Jesus through our … Continue reading Receiving Communion at Mass

A Pillar of Fire

Carmel Bulletin, 8 May 2022 Service of Light at the Easter Vigil Mass, 2022 The Easter Vigil each year begins in darkness.  From this darkness, the evocative symbol of fire emerges, providing the flame that lights our new paschal candle. This celebration of the resurrection – our ‘night of nights’ – and the power of … Continue reading A Pillar of Fire

Waters of Rebirth

Carmel Bulletin, 24 April 2022 For the past two years, we’ve had very limited access to blessed water, and our baptismal font has remained dry (except when needed, of course, for the Sacrament of Baptism).  You may have noticed, however, that since Easter, our font is filled once again; a constant reminder of our baptism. … Continue reading Waters of Rebirth

Maintaining the Rhythm

Over the past two Sundays, Catholics in Australia have celebrated (albeit in very different ways due to COVID lockdowns) two important feast days – those of our first saint, St Mary MacKillop, and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. These two days are a week apart in the Australian liturgical calendar, but have not … Continue reading Maintaining the Rhythm