Serving as a Disciple

Ways of Doing

Eucharistic celebrations that nourish, inspire and unite

Process for Engagement

Essential to a vibrant Eucharistic community as referred to in statement two, was the Eucharistic celebration. It is this celebration which is the source of the movement of the Eucharistic community.

Throughout the consultation three key elements emerged that contribute to “Vibrant Eucharist” – these were unity, nourishment and inspiration.

It was also noted as important that the liturgy resonates with the local community and reflects its character and charisms.

When each of the words in the liturgy is conveyed with conviction, we feel our hearts lifted.
 

Unity – is about everyone feeling welcome, having a sense that we are one. This includes the physical presentation of our churches reflecting the diversity of the community, the openness to new members of the congregation, feeling a sense of connection to the presider and to other members of the community, and a feeling that each member of the community is valued. It was also noted as important that the liturgy resonates with the local community and reflects its character and charisms.

 

Inspiration – this includes engagement of all the senses in the celebration of the Eucharist. Music, movement, participation were all important in creating an inspiring Eucharistic celebration. When with each of the words in the liturgy is conveyed with conviction, we feel our hearts lifted. Many commented that some of their best experiences of Eucharist were not necessarily those of much activity but of intimacy – times where they felt a personal connection to the mystery.

Nourishment – readings that are proclaimed and homilies that cause us to really engage with the message of the scripture and provide the opportunity to reflect on it in the context of our everyday lives. Everyone feeling welcome to participate, as they are called, to receive the Eucharist – to have a sense that this really is “communion.”

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Broken Bay

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Pennant Hills NSW 2120

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Pennant Hills NSW 1715

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