The Liturgy office is based at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford.
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The Diocesan Liturgy Commission offers training, direction and resources to all Parishes who wish to establish a Liturgy Group. Members of the Commission are available to advise such groups, and help with training programmes for those involved in Parish Liturgy.
The Liturgy office organises workshops on the liturgies of Advent/Christmas and on Lent/Easter annually in the Diocese.
They also help resource choirs, with various music workshops organised throughout the year.
Liturgical Resources for Lent
Lent-Easter Prayer Leaflet
Ministers of the Word
Ministers of the Word proclaim the word of God at the celebration of the Eucharist and at other Liturgies. The Liturgy Commission offers formation courses for people wishing to serve as a Minister of the Word. If you feel called to serve the Lord and your parish community as a Minister of the Word, please contact a Priest in your parish to offer yourself for training.
Useful books for Ministers of the Word:
‘The Word of the Lord’ – Cloyne Diocesan Resource (Available from the Liturgy Office)
‘Pronunciation Guide for the Sunday Lectionary’ by Susan E. Myers. (Available from Veritas)
‘Sourcebook for Sundays, Seasons & Weekdays’ by LTP publications. (Available from Veritas)
Some useful Websites and Apps for Parish Readers
Bible Audio Pronunciations from Googleplay (an android app with 6000 words from the bible – a free ‘lite’ version with 800 words is available if people want to try this first; gives pronunciation as well as Google/ wikepedia link)
“The Center for Liturgy – Saint Louis University” website www.liturgy.slu.edu/ is an excellent website for exploring the Sunday readings from a variety of perspectives and offering Prayer of the Faithful suggestions.
www.wednesdayword.org is a website that provides families and parishioners with a prayerful preparation and reflection on the following Sunday’s readings.
Liturgical music workshops are organised throughout the Liturgical year. Please see the diocesan brochure for further details, or contact Mary Dee on 086-8128266.
(National Centre for Liturgy in Ireland – irish calendar information and courses information)
(Readings for Sunday Mass in several languages)
(This is a comprehensive site for liturgical history, documentation and prayer texts)
(This is the site of the Notre Dame Centre for Pastoral Liturgy.