LITURGY MATTERS: ‘Praise and Worship’ in a Catholic community IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: ‘Praise and Worship’ in a Catholic community

May 21, 2024 Louise Gannon rsj

Last Friday we marked the opening of Catholic Schools Week with a liturgy in the Cathedral that was a bit different. Indeed, some people said they got a bit of a shock. Many left saying, ‘best ever!’ Bring on more shocks I say!!

LITURGY MATTERS: Never Underestimate the Importance of Silence IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Never Underestimate the Importance of Silence

May 07, 2024 Fiona Duque

Throughout the liturgy there are many moments that call on us to be silent. Along with the many other signs in a liturgical celebration, silence is often one of the most overlooked and unobserved. Why is it so important? What is the silence calling us to?

LITURGY MATTERS: New Life - Alleluia! IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: New Life - Alleluia!

April 09, 2024 Louise Gannon rsj

Happy Easter! For my friend Bernadette, new life abounds because on Easter Wednesday she became a grandmother for the first time! Little Joseph Samuel has transformed Bernadette and her family.

LITURGY MATTERS: The Paschal Mystery - what is it? What does it mean to you? IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: The Paschal Mystery - what is it? What does it mean to you?

March 26, 2024 Fiona Duque

You may have heard the term ‘Paschal Mystery’ but what is it? What does it mean to you?

As the Church draws closer to the Triduum (check out the 10 Questions about the Triduum), we are reminded of the passion, death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus. This is what is known as the Paschal Mystery.  We are particularly invited into that mystery over the Triduum. However, this dying and rising isn’t just something that Jesus went through 2000 years ago or that it is our focus only on the Easter weekend, it is very much a part of our own lives that we experience daily.

LITURGY MATTERS: Sing to the Lord – Don’t miss this opportunity! IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Sing to the Lord – Don’t miss this opportunity!

March 12, 2024 Louise Gannon rsj

Do you love to sing? Do you like to belt it out, or to sing soulfully around the house, in the shower, in the car hooning around town or on long trips? Do you like to menace your family and friends with your favourite songs? Do you sing and play guitar or piano while your toddlers jump around dancing wildly? If so, read on!    

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LITURGY MATTERS: Come on down to the Chrism Mass

February 26, 2024 Louise Gannon rsj

The Chrism Mass is one of my favourite things. It’s big! It’s brassy! The voice of the faithful almost lifts the roof from the cathedral! The fragrance of Chrism fills the air. The cathedral and its precinct are abuzz with the joy of people meeting up from across the diocese. This is an opportunity not to be missed! Tuesday 26 March, 7.00pm at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Come on down!

Liturgy Matters: It’s Time - Christian Initiation and Confirmation Review IMAGE Liturgy Matters

Liturgy Matters: It’s Time - Christian Initiation and Confirmation Review

February 13, 2024 Louise Gannon rsj

The ministry of Evangelisation and Christian Initiation are the Church’s core business embodying its essential missionary nature. Today we are focusing on the Ministry of Christian Initiation and particularly Confirmation.

LITURGY MATTERS: Journeying from the Cradle to the Cross – The Rite of Election and Lent  IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Journeying from the Cradle to the Cross – The Rite of Election and Lent

February 06, 2024 Louise Gannon rsj

We used to say, ‘time marches on’! These days it feels like time hurtles on. Like many I can’t believe we are into February, school has started, we are on the cusp of Lent, and it is time to invite you to the ‘Rite of Election’.