Select one breakout session from group A
A1 GATHERING TOGETHER
God’s people come together to pray. What does ‘gathering ‘ask of us? Who is welcome? How will they know?
A2 HOW TO SURVIVE A HOMILY
What the priest needs to know. What the people need to know.
A3 BICULTURAL / MULTICULTURAL
What are they; same or different and what does an inclusive parish look like?
A4 GOD SPEAKS IN SIGN
Rachel Marr and Felicity Crowe
Making your place a place of welcome for the deaf
A5 HOLY GROUND
Making space sacred / Sacred spaces for schools, commercial places, homes, indoor, outdoor
A6 ENGAGING YOUNG PEOPLE AS PARTICIPANTS
Catherine Ryan & Carol Sullivan
Creative liturgy for young people. How can we engage and invite students to participate in liturgy in ways that shape and form their faith.
A7 WHY IS, ‘IS IT REAL?’ THE WRONG QUESTION.
About symbol. Understanding symbol better help me understand Mass better? How?
A8 CREATING LITURGICAL SPACE
How can we create an environment that will enable full and genuine presence and participation.
A9 HITTING THE RITE NOTES
Randall Ramos and Patrick Colita
Being clear about our role as musicians helps us make good liturgical decisions.
A10 ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY FOR LITURGICAL LEADERSHIP
Brendan Bergin and Pam Wood
As baptised Catholics we are empowered to develop our gifts and share roles in the Church. What happens when we are no longer able to merely be spectators at our liturgies? How do we ‘step up’ and develop meaningful and inspiring liturgies with and without a Priest?
Select one breakout session from group B
B1 LET THE CHILDREN COME
When Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said, ‘let the children come to me.’ How can we ‘let’ the children come? Can we get better at this?
B2 VOICE: OUR MOST PRECIOUS TOOL
Our voice is a unique and precious tool. How can we use it well to sow seeds of God’s Word. readers, commentators, priests – anyone who speaks and all who speak
B3 AND THEY PRESSED HIM TO STAY
Celebrating Liturgy in a climate of Hospitality what does it look like in the carpark, at the parish door and throughout the liturgy. Why is it important.
B4 SITTING WITH SORROW
In the face of sorrow, sometimes the only response is to sit, listen and care. This response is called forth when meeting a grieving neighbour, listening to the Royal Commission on sex abuse or standing beside a depressed workmate.
B5 WE SING BECAUSE WE MUST
Experience how singing as a Eucharistic community empowers us to embrace gospel living with renewed insight and hope.
B6 SEEDS OF UNITY
Loraine Elliott & Ann-Marie Parker
Parishes have many groups. What processes will enable groups to focus, flourish, focus, resolve conflict, and be models of unity in a parish?
B7 A CHANGING CHURCH
Is the church a place of change – should it be? Where are we coming from? Going to? And how does this relate to liturgy?
B8 GO AND ANNOUNCE THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD – HAERE KOUTOU, PĀNUITIA TE RONGO PAI A TE ARIKI
What are we supposed to go and do?
B9 THE RCIA AS PARISH MINISTRY
Northcote Parish Adult formation Team
A parish journey of joy and welcome
B10 TE TIRITI O WAITANGI
Manuel Beazley and Susan Healey
How do we understand the Treaty of Waitangi in today’s faith community?
Select one breakout session from group C
C1 EXPLORING CHRISTUS VIVIT
Michael Gielen and Team
Exploring the Pope’s message to the young and young at heart.
C2 THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL
Noose, or framework for enculturation?
Often ‘the Church says’ or ‘the documents say’ is an excuse for why something needs to be done or can’t be done in a particular way. Why bother referring to it and what does it ask of us? What can we achieve by knowing it better?
C3 LAUDTAO SI’
This year is the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si’. We are listening again to what Pope Francis said in this insightful document on the environment, our relationship with it and implications for liturgy.
C4 SACROSANCTUM CONCILIUM
How does this document look 60 years on? Are there still riches to be mined? What were the Council Fathers hoping for and have their dreams been realised?
Select one breakout session from group D
D1 JESUS CAME UP AND WALKED ALONG WITH THEM
ACYM; Joey, Rochelle, Felicity
The mandate to accompany – what is it and what does it mean for me to take up the responsibility to be one who accompanies another.
D2 GO AND ANNOUNCE THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD – HAERE KOUTOU, PĀNUITIA TE RONGO PAI A TE ARIKI
What are we supposed to go and do?
D3 STEPPING IN TO IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY
“Finding God in every moment of my day – An Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality. Discover a very practical spirituality suited to an active life and able to shape my daily living.”
D4 SIMPLY SINGING
In this workshop we will sing, we will explore how we are enriched by singing, and we will look at how singing can help us respect people of different ethnicities, gender and age.
D5 PRAYING WITH OUR CHRISTIAN COUSINS
Connie and Tony Hassan
What can we do to further ecumenical dialogue and enrich ecumenical prayer?
D6 PRAYER BEYOND LITURGY
“Ever at play in God’s presence.” Prov. 8:30. An opportunity to use Scripture, poetry, song and imagination, as we pray together.
D7 THE NEW GIFT OF CELEBRATING THE WORD ONLINE
Brendan Bergin & Teresa Anderson
Preparing liturgies to be celebrated online. Bring your device and put together a liturgy
D8 PRAYING WITH CHILDREN
Dianna Fouhy and Daughters
When the difference between play and prayer is hardly a difference at all.
D9 IMAGES AND NAMES FOR GOD
All our images and names of God are too small to carry the mystery that is the infinite wonder of the ‘I am.’ Can we make new names and images for God a habit.
D10 THE SISTERS – MUSIC AND SILENCE
The liturgy is a place of encounter with the sacred. How can these sisters work together and move us toward a moment of encounter. This will also include leading singing without a musician.