The Church’s year begins in Advent, followed by Christmas. Early in the New Year, we are led into Ordinary Time which then gives way to Lent and Easter. After Pentecost, we move into Ordinary Time again which comes to an end on Sunday Feast of Christ the King at the end of November. For more information on the different seasons, click into the specific season.
Parish Liturgy Group
The parish liturgy group works closely with the priest to prepare the Sunday liturgy as well as the different high-points of our liturgical year – Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. It can also help organise different ministry groups involved in parish liturgies, e.g. Ministers of the Word, Ministers of the Eucharist, altar servers.
While we celebrate the same feasts, year after year, in Church, it is important to remember that the community who celebrates these feasts is different. The birth of Jesus might strike someone anew because they have had a new baby, or because they have lost a child. Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection take on a different significance when we have been bereaved, or have suffered, or have recovered after a serious illness. The work of the parish liturgy group is to allow the mysteries of each season be experienced, anew and afresh.
CLICK HERE for Guidelines for Liturgy Groups
Support for Parish Liturgy Groups
Working as a group takes time and patience, and it is important to discover what talent or gift each one brings to the group. If you would like to know more about starting a parish liturgy group, or would like support and resources for your group, please contact Frances Rowland, Diocesan Pastoral Team @ 064 6630538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.