Our Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe Easter 2017 Liturgies - How were they?
Easter is a very important part of the Church year. To help ensure that future Holy Week liturgies are as valuable to you as reasonably
possible we invite, encourage and indeed URGE all those who shared in
our various liturgies this year to let us know what you think?
created a very short Online Survey to find out what you think? The
survey is anonymous, unless you wish to optionally identify yourself.
The Liturgy and Communication groups would greatly value your feedback on each/any of the Holy Week liturgies you attended, before Thursday 4 May please. The Survey is is quick and easy for you to complete (in just a few minutes) and is accessible HERE
Lectio Divina reflections App (Friday 20 December 2013) The Lectio Divina reflections App is a new and accessible way to prayerfully reflect on the Scriptures in preparation for the joyful arrival of the Christ child. Lectio Divina is the meditative reading of a text of God’s Word, alone or with others, which leads to prayer and through that transformation of life. Lectio Divina App is available free worldwide for both Apple and Android devices.
International Eucharistic Congress resources (10-17 June 2012) Excellent resources from the recently concluded International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin are available here. They include papers, copies of significant talks by renowned international speakers (including from Australia), prayers, music, pastoral resources and ongoing initiatives.
The Parish Liturgy Group meets every Thursday morning from 9 - 10 am to plan prayers, readings and arrangements for Mass and other Sacraments and Services across the three churches in the Parish.
The Group warmly welcomes anyone from our three churches with an interest in learning more about the word of God and helping to make the words and liturgy more accessible, relevant and helpful to the lives of our peoples of all ages. No expertise required or age constraint, just a willingness to share in this journey. The Group similarly welcomes enquiries from people potentially willing to assist with some of the Liturgical preparation, being a Reader or helping in other areas of the Mass. Each church has multimedia facilities and operators are always needed and welcomed (training provided). The Liturgy Group (convened by Merle Gilbo) can be contacted at [email protected] or via the Parish Office 03 9499 1515, or at [email protected]
Resources for children are available at Mass at each of the Churches. Books, Bibles stories and activities are available for children. Please ask when you arrive at Mass.
A Day of Repentance.
The distribution of ashes reminds us of our own mortality and calls us to repentance. In the early Church, Ash Wednesday was the day on which those who had sinned, and who wished to be readmitted to the Church, would begin their public penance. The ashes that we receive are a reminder of our own transgressions, and some Catholics leave them on their foreheads all day as a sign of humility. (more)
Advent: Walking Towards The Light, 2011
"Lectio Divina - Praying the Scriptures in Advent Year "
At first glance, Advent may seem simple enough to understand as a period of preparation for the great Feast of the Lord’s Nativity. But the themes that emerge from the liturgical texts of the Roman Liturgy– the antiphons, collects, readings, psalms, prefaces etc.– present a season that is altogether unique and profound.
More thoughts on the new Liturgy:
(14 October 2011)
Now that we have become more familiar with the new words, we can probably agree that the changes are quite few. Not so for the priest and the words he prays on our behalf!
The Eucharist Prayers – at the heart of the Liturgy of the Eucharist have been the subject of significant changes. Perhaps you have heard some different words without being able to pin down the difference.
Fr Thang often uses the new version of the First Eucharistic Prayer for Reconciliation.
It begins: “Lord, Holy Father, Almighty and eternal God” and continues with:
“Even now you set before your people a time of grace and reconciliation, and, as they turn back to you in spirit, you grant them hope in Jesus Christ and a desire to be of service to all.”
Simple and beautiful words that speak our language
New Translation of the Mass 2011
The new translation of the Mass, the Revised Roman Missal, will be phased in during 2011.
The actual Mass is not changing – the familiar pattern of the Mass is exactly the same – what is changing is some of the words – the original Latin text has been re-translated to be more accurate.
Ivanhoe will be using the revised “People’s Part” – which is not a lot of changes – starting at Pentecost. No changes will be used in Ivanhoe Masses before Pentecost. Choir & music rehearsals will start straight after Easter.
The Parish schools will start learning the new responses in term 2.
We will be having information sessions:
- at a local Church level (we are planning four sessions at each Church, some in Lent, some after Easter – DVD presentation at Mass & discussion afterwards)
- with the Deanery and led by the Archdiocese facilitators – this will be on Saturday morning 26th February 2011.
More information is available on the website www.evangelisation.org/missal
See earlier Liturgy activites here