Prayer & Liturgy

Prayer Prayer is the experience of a relationship with God. It is a mysterious, personal and sacred experience, never the same. People are all different and God’s relationship with each person is different yet God is at the heart of everything. Prayer is a response to God: a basic openness to and communication with God, within a dialogue initiated by the Creator. Thus, many Christians see prayer as a gift from God and a powerful, effective way to deepen the covenant relationship between a loving God and humankind. The prayerful person is one who freely responds to God’s offer of relationship and open communication. Prayer is communication with God and an awareness of the Creator’s powerful and loving presence. Prayer can be silent or verbal, formal or informal, private or communal.

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 

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) 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)