Liturgical Formation Opportunities

Looking Forward Looking Back on the Holy Triduum - Reprise

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Master of Ceremonies

Assistant Masters of Ceremonies are appointed to assist the Bishop in his liturgical ministries and are responsible to Fr Andrew Doohan, the Bishop's Master of Ceremonies. If you have an interest in exploring a call to this ministry please contact Fr Andrew DoohanThis ministry is open to males and females 18 years and older.


Remaining Faithful

In the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Remaining Faithful is the community formation process for Sunday Celebrations in Anticipation of Eucharist. Based on principles of adult education, it endeavours to inform all members of the community about the reality of Sundays without eucharist and empower them to make informed choices about how they respond to this pastoral situation.  It is always better for parish communities to engage in the formation before a crisis arises. Remaining Faithful is offered in response to parish requests.

The diocesan guidelines Sunday Celebrations in Anticipation of Eucharist in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle are also available to assist parishes. These Guidelines are currently being reviewed.  In 2004, all parishes were given a copy of the ritual book Sunday Celebrations of the Word and the Hours.


The following resources may be of assistance to parishes:

  • The document study undertaken in Part I of Remaining Faithful, together the experience of parishes, identifies a series of questions that will assist communities in their Pastoral Planning for Sunday Celebrations in Anticipation of Eucharist.
  • This simple community discernment model may assist communities in discerning issues associated with Sunday Celebrations.
  • This outline of the qualities and skills a community would look for in a Lay Liturgical Leader may assist communities in calling people to this ministry.

For more information please contact:

Louise Gannon rsj (Diocesan Co-ordinator of Liturgy and Adult Faith Formation)
Email :
Phone : 02 49791135


GPBS (Gather, Proclaim, Break, Send)

GPBS (Gather, Proclaim, Break, Send) is a multimedia website connecting faith, liturgy and life. It offers a variety of resources which may interest parishes, schools and other groups who are looking to provide some formation opportunities for their communities. The GPBS Mission and Ministry team, called Acts 18:23, is the outreach component of their ministry. You can arrange for them to come and run various formation experiences in your community.