The following local resources are offered to support the community in developing its liturgical life.
Flashes of Insight - Let's Talk Liturgy
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the liturgical life of the Church in unprecedented ways. This has led to an avalanche of theological reflection on the nature and purpose of Catholic liturgy and the way we celebrate it. Some theologians suggest we have undertaken 25 years of reflection and learning in less than six months. One of the silver linings of the pandemic is to seize this opportunity to deepen our understandings and review our practice in the light of that.
Flashes of Insight is an online conversation that seeks to help us understand our COVID-19 liturgical experience and harness its value for growth and change. Through short, sharp and insightful videos it aims to stimulate conversation in local communities.
The following Flashes of Insight episodes are available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJz6bliogLXoS3qYG8I3Gfw
The Archbishop's Office for Evangelisation in Melbourne offers a series of brochures on a range of liturgical ministries. Each brochure summarises the theological background, liturgical guidelines and pastoral notes on various aspects of the ministry. Parishes and schools may find these helpful.
LiturgyHelp is an internet subscription service authorised by the Catholic Church to publish official liturgical texts online. All parishes and Catholic schools now have a subscription.
Each parish is allocated 5 full usernames and 50 partial. This should be sufficient to provide for all liturgical ministers. Additional full usernames can be purchased by the parish from LiturgyHelp.
LiturgyHelp is always updating information and resources.
Australian Liturgy Journals
There are three excellent liturgy journals available in Australia.
The Archdiocese of Brisbane has produced a series of short videos on the parts of the Mass.
The above videos, plus many more, are available at Liturgy Brisbane's Online Learning Page.
Holy Communion and Coeliac Disease or Gluten Intolerance
Maitland-Newcastle parishioners living with Coeliac Disease or Gluten Intolerance are welcome to register for free supply of Low Gluten Communion wafers. Click here for details.