Under the care of the Discalced Carmelite Friars
TUESDAY 31 JULY, 2018
Alpha is for anyone who has big questions about faith, life and meaning. It offers the opportunity to explore these questions in a relaxed, friendly small group – while enjoying a meal and a glass of wine. If you are 18 years or older and would like to experience Alpha, please register by calling 92768500 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Next Sunday, Archbishop Timothy Costello will launch the Australian Catholic Bishop’s 2018 Plenary Council in our Cathedral. This Council is, for all Australian Catholics, an opportunity to be heard. The question we are asked to pray and think about is, “What is God asking of the Church in Australia?”
Pentecost Sunday is a very appropriate day for the launch, for without the Holy Spirit working in and amongst us, nothing will be achieved. To learn more about the aims of this plenary council, go to http://www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/
The Eucharist according to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM)
The Church wants us to reflect on how we celebrate the Eucharist and why we do so. Read more…Continue Reading →
The Liturgy of the Eucharist- The Preparation of the Gifts
The Liturgy of the Eucharist is at the heart of our mass. Once more we will look at what the Church tells us about our liturgy. The link with Jesus at the last Supper is central. At the Last Supper Christ… took the bread and the chalice, gave thanks, broke the bread and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take, eat and drink: this is my Body; this is the chalice of my Blood. Do this in memory of me. Hence, the Church has arranged the entire celebration of the Liturgy of the Eucharist in parts corresponding to precisely these words and actions of Christ, namely:
a) At the Preparation of the Gifts, bread and wine with water are brought to the altar.
b) In the Eucharistic Prayer, thanksgiving is given to God for the whole work of salvation, and the offerings become the Body and Blood of Christ.
c) Through the fraction (that is, the breaking of the bread) and through Communion, the faithful, receive from the one bread the Lord’s Body and from the one chalice the Lord’s Blood as the Apostles received them from Christ himself. Read more….
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Our Celebration of the Eucharist: The Liturgy of the Word silence and singing
GIRM 55. The main part of the Liturgy of the Word is made up of the readings from Sacred Scripture together with the chants occurring between them. Read more…Continue Reading →
Our Celebration of the Eucharist:
It is good for us to reflect on why we do what we do at mass and how the Church tells us the elements fit together. Read more…Continue Reading →