Office for Worship has moved
New office with Events
On Friday 4 May 2018, the Office for Worship moved to the second floor of the Diocesan Centre, 39 Wakefield Street. We have joined the Events Team to become the Archbishop's Office for Worship and Diocesan Events, Special Projects and Celebrations.
Our email addresses remain the same but phone numbers are now:
Jenny: 8210 8286 | Lyn: 8210 8287
Articles published in The Southern Cross newspaper - 2018
In the July issue – Mary Magdalene – apostle to the apostles
When we hear the word ‘apostle’ most of us think of the 12 male apostles, perhaps with Peter coming to mind before the others. However, not long ago Pope Francis reminded us that there is indeed a female apostle whose importance to the Church has often ‘slipped under the radar’.
Pope Francis was referring, of course, to Mary Magdalene, who has often wrongly been portrayed in the annals of Church history and religious art as a prostitute or ‘fallen woman’ despite the fact that no such evidence appears in the Gospels.
Click here to read full article online and download pdf below.
Picture: Painting of St Mary Magdalene in the Orthodox Church bearing her name at St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, England.
Published monthly in SA's Catholic newspaper, The Southern Cross, you will find an article by a member of the Office for Worship team relating to liturgy and worship.
Below are the articles for this year.
To see articles from previous years, please scroll down.
Articles from the Southern Cross newspaper - 2017
Below are the 2017 articles which have appeared in The Southern Cross and older articles can be found by scrolling down on this page.
December_Christ comes in history.pdf
September_Marking the Changes of the Seasons.pdf
July_RCIA Conf 2017.pdf
June_Celebrating the Holy Spirit.pdf
April_This is the night!.pdf
March_ Lent. Whats it all about.pdf
February_Lent in a Tense.pdf
Articles from The Southern Cross newspaper – 2016
Below are the 2016 articles which have appeared in The Southern Cross and older articles can be found by scrolling down on this page.
Nov_You Sing Like Protestants.pdf
Sep_The Funeral of a Catholic.pdf
Aug_I was sick and you visited me.pdf
July_Its All About We.pdf
June_Dying and Death.pdf
May_After Easter with New Catholics.pdf
April_He descended into Hell.pdf
March_Easter in the Year of Mercy.pdf
February_Year of Mercy_Doors and Indulgences.pdf
Guidelines for the use of visial display systems in liturgical celebrations
"...I wholeheartedly recommend that those involved in the preparation of parish liturgies, especially the Sunday Eucharist, study this excellent resource..."
– Archbishop Philip Wilson DD JCL
This new resource developed by the Diocesan Liturgical Commission is available for all who are involved in any liturgical celebration. It can be downloaded below or contact:
Lyn at the Office for Worship: email@example.com or 8152 7806.
World Youth Day 2016 theme song
Blest are the Merciful (by Jakub Blycharz)
This beautiful song, written especially for World Youth Day 2016, draws on the theme of the Year of Mercy. Archbishop Wilson encourages its use in our Diocese.
Download the music below for use in parishes.
Articles from The Southern Cross
Published in 2015
Each month The Southern Cross publishes an article on liturgy prepared by a member of the Office for Worship.
November - A Fitting Gospel to Celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy.pdf
Sept - RCIA conference 2015.pdf
August - ORDINARY TIME.pdf
July - THERE IS NO AUDIENCE AT MASS.pdf
June - CORPUS CHRISTI.pdf
May - HOLY SPIRIT.pdf
April - EASTER Not one day but fifty.pdf
February - MANY IN ONE.pdf
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