About the Eucharist: What is the celebration of the Eucharist all about? How did it evolve over the centuries? How should it be celebrated? What are people’s experience of the Eucharist today? The writing of Frank O’Dea SSS in Eucharist: The Basic Spirituality with 30 Stories of Personal Witness is an excellent, comprehensive resource accessible here. It is a copyrighted work noted here.
Our parish Liturgical Life and Worship Council assists parishioners in their celebration of the parish liturgies. We find The Liturgy Committee Handbook a valuable resource that guides the formation and work of the Council. Written by Thomas Baker and Frank Ferrone and first published in 1998 by Twenty-Third Publications, the Handbook is accessible here.
LiturgyTools.net is a comprehensive site for liturgical preparation, celebration and education. It is “one person’s labour of love, built up over the last six years and expressing the fruits of 30 years spent supporting musicians who are serving in churches.” A true gift for our parish!
The Summit Online (that comes out of the Archdiocese of Melbourne) builds on over 40 years of service to liturgy teams across Australia (and internationally), by providing insightful commentaries on the seasons, ministries and pastoral celebration of the Church's liturgy; as well as liturgical notes for homilists, music suggestions and videos, and weekly reflections on the Sunday gospels.
Using the liturgy as its source, Pastoral Liturgy® has been intentionally designed to be of service to the whole parish with resources for leaders and parishioners, those who are just beginning to learn about liturgy, and those who are seasoned volunteers and professionals. Subscription is required for full access.
Reading At Mass
Audio Divina is a Lectio-Divina-inspired Podcast for the forthcoming Sunday gospel. It features high-quality, meticulously researched reflections provided by biblical scholar Francis J. Moloney SDB. It updates every Wednesday with content related to the following Sunday's gospel.
Catholikes is a very accessible and fine prayerful resource, inspired by Pope Francis’ encouragement, for spending a few minutes each day reading and reflecting on a passage from the Gospel. This site also offers other helpful prayer resources.
Fr John McKinnon (from Ballarat, Vic) offers video Sunday Gospel Reflections for each Sunday of the year.
Daily video and audio reflections on the Scripture readings of the day, from the Catholic Bishops of the United States.