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 in Melbourne on Thursday 30 September, 2010 at the Academy of Mary Immaculate, 88 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy commencing at 6.00 p.m.
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 Fr Peter Williams said that the new wording may take some tie 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”, said Fr Peter.
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 who is the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference representative on the ICEL will also speak at the launch.
At the same time Archbishop Wilson and Archbishop Hart will 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.