Select one Breakout Session from Group A
A1 LITURGY AOTEAROA
Based on the Keynote address ‘Liturgy Aotearoa. Questions, carrying on the conversation and maybe some answers.
A2 SURVIVING AND THRIVING HOMILY
For both preachers and people.
A3 GROWING A BICULTURAL PARISH IN 2021 AOTEAROA
What is a bicultural parish, why is it so important in our land, and how might we do it?
A4 GOD SPEAKS IN SIGN
Rachel Marr and Felicity Crowe
Considering the needs of the deaf community - celebrating together.
A5 DARE TO DREAM
What is Pope Francis saying to the Church and what does it mean for Parish life, liturgy and lay leadership.
A6 WHAT DO THE SYMBOLS SAY?
Setting the liturgical space. Practical and hands-on.
A7 THE FOUR PRESENCES
Encountering Christ in the liturgy; an optional extra or a way of life.
A8 A LARGER LANGUAGE
Exploring the language of liturgy: the beauty and the limits of the language we use.
A9 HITTING THE RITE NOTES
Randall Ramos & Patrick Colita
Is our music doing the work it’s meant to do?
A10 Seeds Of Unity
Ann-Marie Parker & Loraine Elliott
Working in groups is important. What helps groups work well together? How do we overcome conflict?
Select one Breakout Session from Group B
B1 LET THE CHILDREN COME
Margaret Fitzpatrick & Christine Smith
Do we make the children welcome? – exploring the sights and sounds that welcome children – how to let them know they are welcome in this space?
B2 READINGS, MUSIC AND HOMILY
Tying the threads of liturgy together into an integrated whole.
B3 SACRED SPACE FOR THOSE WHO GRIEVE
How do we stand beside those who grieve and what do they need from us?
B4 LOOKING FOR SOME GOOD NEWS? EXPLORE THE WEBSITE OF THE NATIONAL LITURGY OFFICE
An interactive session for participants who are not familiar with the extensive help that is available.
B5 A CHANGING CHURCH
Does the church change – should it, what change, if any, is needed now? How can I be a positive part it?
B6 A CLIMATE FOR LITURGY
Exploring the difference hospitality makes. Why do we welcome, who do we welcome and how do we include everyone?
B7 TE TIRITI OF WAITANGI
What is this document and what does it mean for us today?
B8 SURVIVING ADN THRIVING HE HOMILY
For both preachers and people.
B9 PROCLAIMING A MESSAGE OF LOVE
Developing our skill set as Proclaimers of the Word.
B10 Sing For God's Sake
Overcoming the challenge of getting the whole assembly to sing.
Select one Breakout Session from Group C
C1 JESUS CAME UP AND WALKED ALONG WITH THEM
ACYM (Auckland Catholic Youth Ministry Team)
Liturgy that spills into life invites us to journey with or be in the company of others. How can we accompany young people today?
C2 STEPPING IN TO IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY
A taster; what is Ignatian spirituality?
C3 ART AND LITURGY
Using images in the worship space.
C4 PRAYING WITH OUR CHRISTIAN COUSINS
Connie and Tony Hassan
Exploring rich ways of responding to the call to ecumenism.
C5 CHEWING THE FAT A CONVERSATION
This is a chance to talk about what we have learnt and explore questions we still have.
C6 PRAYING WITH CHILDREN
Dianna Fouhy and Daughters
When love of God and love of children are growing in the same garden.
C7 RCIA AS PARISH MINISTRY
Mary's Northcote Faith Formation Team
How a whole parish welcomes new members to its community.
C8 D ARE TO DREAM - WHAT IS POPE FRANCIS SAYING TO THE CHURCH
Developing a broader vision – what does being synodal mean?
C9 PRAYER: BODY AND MIND
How can we pray with our whole body and how can this enrich our prayer life? Interactive.