Liturgy: the Living Presence of Christ – Diocesan Liturgy Conference
Last month at an address at the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke about liturgical reform within the Catholic Church. He emphasised that this was a gradual process that came to maturity at the Second Vatican Council, and has continued to develop, not just in the liturgical books and rituals, but in the hearts and minds of all who participate in the liturgy. It is through the work of the entire community gathered to celebrate that Christ is made present.
It is with this theme as our focus – Liturgy: the Living Presence of Christ – that the Office for Worship and Diocesan Liturgical Commission launch our first Diocesan Liturgy Conference, to be held on Saturday 4 November.
The conference is designed to provide opportunities for liturgical ministers from across the Diocese to gather together and reflect on the presence of Christ in the liturgy. It will be a unique chance for people to connect with others who share in their ministry from other parishes.
Participants will benefit from the wisdom of presenters who have local experience, working ‘on the ground’ here in the Diocese of Parramatta. Following an opening keynote address by Vicar General and Office for Worship Director Fr Peter Williams, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of workshops on topics that will be of interest to a people who serve in a range of ministries.
Liturgy: the Living Presence of Christ – Diocesan Liturgy Conference will be held on Saturday 4 November from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm at St Andrew the Apostle Parish, Marayong. Look out for the flyers being distributed to parishes, or visit parracatholic.org/office-for-worship to find out more and register.
Liturgy: the Living Presence of Christ
Saturday 4 November 9:30 – 3:00
Venue: St Andrew the Apostle
Address: 36- 40 Breakfast Road, Marayong
Cost: $20 early-bird registration.
Robert Barden, Chair, Diocesan Liturgical Commission