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Culture of vocations needs buy in from all

Creating a culture in which the entire community of the Church is engaged and feels responsible for the formation of priests has to be a priority for the future, a national conference for diocesan vocations directors was told in Adelaide this week.

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WIDE REPRESENTATION: Members of the DLC, back from left: Kerri Dent, Sue Coghlan, Fr Philip Marshall, Kathy Horan, Fr Charles Lukati, Timothy Davey, Belinda Fusco, Jill Gallio and Alison Appleby. Front from left: Annette McCard, Jenny O’Brien, Pat Terminello, Peter Bierer and Margaret Daly. Absent: Fr Maurice Shinnick and Deacon Michael Moore.

Spearheading liturgical education and formation

For many Catholics, Sunday Mass is just part of the fabric of our Christian life. We began attending Mass at an early age and became familiar with its structure and content over the years almost ‘by osmosis’. Those of us who attended Catholic schools will certainly have received some teaching about Mass and the sacraments, but for many of us, it is not something that we have studied deeply.