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Public Lectures, Formal Training Courses and Professional Development


Series of public lectures celebrating the 60th anniversary of Vatican II’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, November 2023.

Wed 8th Nov 2023 – Rev Dr Benjamin Johnson, OFM Cap

‘Proper Dispositions’ for The Full Effects of the Liturgy. A Study of Sacrosanctum Concilium, par. 11.
UNDA, Broadway Campus,
6:00pm for a 6:30pm start

Wed 15th Nov 2023 – Dr Shaun Blanchard

The Early Modern Roots of Vatican II’s Liturgical Reforms
UNDA, Broadway Campus,
6:00pm for 6:30pm start

Wed 22nd Nov 2023 – Prof Tracey Rowland

The Speech of Christian Centuries: John XXIII, Paul VI and Benedict XVI on Liturgical Language
UNDA, Broadway Campus,
6:00pm for 6:30pm start

Wed 29th Nov 2023 – Prof Clare Johnson

Realising Sacrosanctum Concilium’s vision: liturgical maturation in the era of Pope Francis
Chapter Hall of St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney,
6:00pm for 6:30pm start

Courses offered by the Liturgy Office

Ministry / training / formation

St Therese’s, Denistone

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion - refresher

21st February 2024
6:30 pm

9:30 pm

“For ministers as well as for all the baptised, liturgical formation … is not something that can be acquired once and for all. Since the gift of the ministry celebrated surpasses our capacity to know it, this effort certainly must accompany the permanent formation of everyone, with the humility of little ones, the attitude that opens up into wonder.”

Pope Francis, Desiderio Desideravi, par. 38.

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