Diocesan Liturgy Forum in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

“Do you have a passion for liturgy?” it begins. “Do you find yourself wondering why we do what we do in the liturgy? Do you have ideas about how liturgical celebrations might be more nourishing? Do you want to deepen your knowledge of, and participation in, the liturgy?”

For anyone concerned about liturgical formation, an initiative of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in Austrailia, the formation of Liturgy Forums, is highly interesting:

Inspired by the Australian Catholic Bishop’s Year of Youth, the Diocesan Liturgy Council is looking to establish some Diocesan Liturgy Forums. The Council would like to open new horizons for young people by providing forums for liturgical formation and conversation. We hope these will contribute to ongoing formation for discipleship and liturgical ministry in parishes, schools and elsewhere.



The website says that this could be for your if you:

  • are interested in – even passionate about – liturgy.
  • find yourself pondering questions about liturgy.
  • wish you understood Catholic liturgy more.
  • think you have a gift for liturgy.
  • are a senior school student, youth, or young adult.
  • are looking to engage in some liturgical formation and conversation.

Depending on the level of interest, the diocese will set up multiple forums, each holding four to six meetings a year with five to ten people per forum.

To see more about this project, click here.


  1. I wish them the best of luck. Will it be open to the public, or is it like a listserve, limited to members? I could see the rationale for the latter, but it would be fun to be a fly on the wall and see what they talk about.

    1. Hi Rita,
      The Forums will be ‘live’ events, small groups that will meet with a member of the Diocesan Liturgy Council as a ‘mentor’ to encourage the future of the liturgical life of the Diocese. It is not like the listserve options that currently exist in the US and here in Australia, though who can tell what might emerge from the process.
      I’ve very much looking forward to seeing how it plays out.

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