Facilitated by visiting scholar Fr Eamonn Conway, the talk series Synodality and The Future of The Catholic Church: A Journey Towards Communion, Participation and Mission was held at the Centre for Faith Enrichment on Thursdays 2 March and 9 March attracted more than 40 participants who were able to ask questions throughout the sessions.
During the five weeks of Lent, four short video messages (in addition to the Introduction from Archbishop Costelloe) speaking about What is Sacramentality, Why we Gather to celebrate Liturgy, Signs and Symbols in the Liturgy and What is Liturgy, were shown in our parish communities. The videos feature Fr Vincent Glynn, Sr Kerry Willison RSM and Mildred Rego.
Released to the Catholic community this week, Why Do We Gather? presented by Sr Kerry Willison RSM as the fourth and final video of the Liturgical Formation and Renewal Program, focuses on the words in the Eucharistic prayer ‘Do this in memory of me’. (Luke: 22:19).
Speaking in the third video for the Liturgical Renewal and Formation program, Mildred Rego explained that over the years, meaningful signs and symbols have come to occupy a key place in the Church that remind us of the history, teachings, and traditions passed down to us as followers of Jesus,
“Each time we celebrate a liturgical ritual of the church, it is an opportunity for us to open ourselves to the words and actions of each part of the ritual and allow ourselves to be transformed by the presence of Jesus Christ,” Centre for Liturgy Director, Sr Kerry Willison has said.
In the liturgical celebration of the sacraments, important stages of life are made holy, said Episcopal Vicar for Education and Faith Formation, the Very Rev Fr Vincent Glynn.
Speaking in the first of four videos for the recently launched Liturgical Formation and Renewal Program, Fr Vincent continued by saying that baptism sanctifies our human life, marriage sanctifies our love for another, the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick allows us to experience God entering into our suffering and the Eucharist feeds us and nourishes us for this life and eternal life. By Jamie O’Brien.
The BJ Hickey Scholarship is back in full swing doing what it does best – equipping students to travel interstate and around the world in their pursuit of the study of Word of God.
This year, scholarship recipients were invited to St Mary’s Cathedral grounds on 17 February, to receive their certificates, listen to past experiences of students who had travelled to study Scripture and network with each other.
In launching a new program of Liturgical Formation and Renewal this week, Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB says it is important the Perth Catholic community reflect on what it means to be a Christ-centred Church that is prayerful and Eucharistic.
Over the next four weeks, video messages highlighting an understanding of Sacramentality, Why we Gather to celebrate Liturgy, Signs and Symbols in the Liturgy and What is Liturgy, will be shown in our parish communities.
The theme of this year’s Flame Ministries Congress is ‘Heart of Worship’ and the aim is to bring participants into a deeper and more intimate relationship with God.
At a special celebration to announce the 2022 KSC Education Foundation Scholarship recipients, Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB spoke extensively about the fruits of the Fifth Plenary Council and its impact on Catholic Education.