Prayer & Liturgy

Prayer is a gift from God who loves us and speaks with us.  It is an encounter with the mystery of God and each person is invited into relationship with God through this encounter.  It is through prayer, that a person is able to recognise God as the source of life and love, whether praying privately or with the community.

Liturgy is a certain form of prayer in the Catholic Tradition.  It is a privileged place of encounter between God and the people of God. It is a sacred encounter through participation in a communal, ritual expression.  More than only words, Liturgy is a dialogue between God and the people of God. 

Daily Prayer sites for adults 14 day retreat for a time of isolation
Sacred Space http://www.pray.com.au/day-1-what-matters-in-the-desert/ 
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Prayer Liturgy
For staff reflection: Staff Formation
Prayer (PowerPoint) What is Liturgy? 
Why do we have Prayer of the Faithful Preparing Liturgy (PowerPoint)
Preparing Liturgy (PDF)
Mass Preparation - Further information
Mass Preparation - Template
Masses with Children
Directory for Masses with Children (Vatican)
Eucharistic Prayer for Masses with Children I
Eucharistic Prayer for Masses with Children II
Eucharistic Prayer for Masses with Children III
Eucharistic Prayer for Masses with Children III (Easter)
Articles to support use of DMC:
Directory for Masses with children (Angelus News)
A second look at the Directory for Masses with children (PrayTellBlog)

Teacher Resources
Being with God: A Prayer and Liturgy Resource (Catholic Education SA)
The Summit Online: Resource for Liturgy & Prayer preparation (Archbishop's Office for Evangelisation)
Liturgy.life: Resource for Liturgy & Prayer prayer preparation (Diana Macalintal)
Tony Doherty, A friendly guide to the Mass (Victoria; John Garratt Publishing, 2010)
Vocations Committeee Team, Making the most of the Mass (Dover Gardens, South Australia: Pilgrims Quest, 2017)