One of the great gifts of the Catholic faith is that it can enables us to look at and experience creation, people and events through a particular lens, Episcopal Vicar for Education and Faith Formation, the Very Rev Fr Vincent Glynn has said.
“This lens is sacramentality. Sacramentality enables to experience the presence of God through our humanity, our human experience,” he said. Speaking in the first of four videos for the recently launched Liturgical Formation and Renewal Program, Fr Vincent explained that one of the unique features of our Catholic faith is our sacramental life.
“This sacramental life is most commonly expressed in the celebration of the seven sacraments,” Fr Vincent said. “Sacramentality is the building block of liturgy,” he continued.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB baptises a young man during the Easter Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, 16 April 2022. Photo: Ron Tan.
The Liturgical Formation and Renewal Program, launched last week in parishes across the Archdiocese with an introduction from Archbishop Costelloe, aims to encourage the Perth Catholic community to awaken a renewed love for and awareness of the extraordinary gift we have in the Eucharist, in the Mass. Leading the program is the Episcopal Vicar for Education and Faith Formation, the Very Rev Fr Vincent Glynn, supported by Centre for Liturgy Director, Sr Kerry Willison RSM, Director of Religious Education at Catholic Education Western Australia, Deacon Mark Powell, Director of the Centre for Faith Enrichment, Dr Marco Ceccarelli and Catechist Services Field Officer, Mildred Rego.
During the four weeks of lent, video messages highlighting an understanding of What is Sacramentality, Why we Gather to celebrate Liturgy, Signs and Symbols in the Liturgy and What is Liturgy, will be shown in our parish communities.
The videos feature Fr Vincent Glynn, Sr Kerry Willison RSM and Mildred Rego.
Read more here.