"Become One Body, One Spirit in Christ" ICEL catechetical resource launch


ICEL New Catechetical Resource News Story
The new catechetical resource "Become One Body, One Spirit in Christ" will be launched by Archbishop Philip Wilson, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, on Thursday 30 September.

The resource, which includes an interactive DVD, was developed and produced by Fraynework Multimedia (a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy) at the request of the International Commission for English in the Liturgy (ICEL).

Director of Liturgy for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Liturgy Office Director Fr Peter Williams, said that the new wording may take some time to implement at a parish level, but will ultimately raise the quality of liturgy.

"The new texts will take some getting used to, but contain beautiful language that allows for reverent praise of God",  Fr Peter said.

The project was commenced several years ago at the request of Bishop Arthur Roche of Leeds in the United Kingdom, who brought together a small group of international liturgists to formulate the foundational material.

The resource is now available in all eleven member conferences of ICEL.

Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference representative on the ICEL, will also speak at the Thursday 30 September launch. Archbishop Wilson and Archbishop Hart will also outline the implementation process for the Church in Australia of the new Missal.

Results of the recommended new musical settings to the Mass by Australian composers will also be announced.

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