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Opinion

Getting back on the right path

Throughout the season of Lent, the Church offers us opportunities to re-engage with our faith and deepen our relationship with God and with one another. KATHY HORAN explores the different ways we can participate in the Lenten journey.

Opinion

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.

Vocations

Thankful for the grace of priesthood

Father Anthony Kain celebrated the golden anniversary of his ordination with the parish communities of Glenelg and Plympton earlier this month. Here he reflects on his 50 years in the priesthood.

Opinion

Hospitality – the basic liturgical ministry

In the past 50 years lay people have taken on many liturgical ministries, from extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion and readers, to visitors to the sick and collection counters. For many parishes the ministry of hospitality holds a special place because hospitality is – or ought to be – the hallmark of every Christian. We might think that hospitality at Mass is limited to providing a warm greeting as parishioners and visitors arrive, or handing out parish bulletins, but in fact it is much more than this: it is the ministry of the whole community.