Diocesan Liturgy Course
As we begin a new liturgical year (Year C) and journey through Advent we look ahead in preparation, first directing our minds and hearts Christ’s second coming at the end of time, and then to the anniversary of our Lord’s birth at Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas).
We also begin our Year of Prayer: this year is not intended to turn us away from mission but to deepen our understanding that it is prayer which gives life and strength to our mission and it is prayer which is the source of our mission. The Year of Prayer envisions a call to a renewed personal encounter with Christ – and there are many ways to do this, personal prayer and the Liturgy being just two. To complement this Year of Prayer the Liturgy Office will host a course entitled Understanding and Praying the Liturgy – see below.
Throughout next year, our Diocesan Year of Prayer, the Liturgy Office will be hosting a course entitled ‘Understanding and Praying the Liturgy’ for all those involved/interested in preparing liturgy or exercising any liturgical ministry – or even just curious! Introduced by Bishop Declan, it will take place at the cathedral on one Wednesday evening each month. Further information will be published and posters will be sent to parishes across the Autumn, but the dates are set at 30 January, 27 February, 20 March, 3 April, 1 May, 5 June, 3 July, 4 September, 2 October, 6 November and 4 December, all in 2019, with Bishop Declan to lead us in prayer at the start of the course. Places will be limited to 50, so do watch out for details and book early to avoid disappointment. This will be a great way to journey through our Diocesan Year of Prayer.