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

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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.

 OFW Mary Magdalene July 2018.pdf
 What's in an Antiphon_Jun.pdf
 Pentecost_May 2018.pdf
 We are an Easter People_April.pdf
 Gods Gift for Us Mar 2018 .pdf
 Lenten Stational Masses Feb 2018.pdf



Guidelines for the use of visial display systems in liturgical celebrations

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"...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: or 8152 7806.





World Youth Day 2016 theme song

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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.

Click here to hear the song.

Download the music below for use in parishes.

 World Youth Day hymn 2016.docx