Drumcondra, Co. Dublin
Our Autumn Liturgy Seminar will take place on Saturday 29 September in Clonliffe College. We have on offer a range of workshops on various topics. You may attend two workshops of your choice from four on offer (2-5)as the Baptism workshop (1) is a full morning. Registration is at 9.00 a.m. and sessions begin at 9.30 a.m. There is a 20 minute break at 11.00 a.m. and the next session will continue until 12.50 p.m. Then we gather together for a Prayer Service which will incorporate elements from all the workshops. Booking is essential and forms are included with this newsletter or are available in the download section of our website.
1) A Time to be Born
Patricia Carroll and Donal Harrington will continue their accompaniment of Baptism Teams in a full morning workshop. They are responding to those who expressed, at baptism training sessions in the spring, a desire to deepen their own understanding of the meaning of Baptism and the Church’s expression of that journey since Vatican II. This will be an interactive session with space to speak, to listen and to tease out. The conversation and input will be embedded in prayer together.
2) A Time to Lead
Damian McNeice will open up the role of lay people in organising and leading prayer for a variety of occasions. He will offer tips for encouraging participation and avoiding confusion between leading such prayer services and the role of the Priest as celebrant of the Eucharist. He will draw from his experiences of organising prayer moments for WMOF.
3) A Time to Explore
Julie Kavanagh will explore the concept of the Body in worship and it’s implications for the central act of the Christian Community.
4) A Time to Sing
Ian Callanan will go through the Emmanuel 2019 programme. Be prepared to sing, sway and clap. The CD for 2019 is available on ITunes for the first time and the stars are present and past soloists. We need to spread the ‘good news’ about Emmanuel and fill the Helix with students and audience all singing together (and help reduce our costs too).
5) A Time to Reflect
Pat O’ Donoghue will explore the spirituality of liturgical ministers – who are called to serve their
communities in welcoming, reading, distributing holy communion, music etc. This is an opportunity to be
still- to be attentive and to celebrate this call. We are all called to ‘holiness’.