In this edition:
14 August, 2018
A pastoral map to baptism
Welcome to this fortnight's edition of LITed: Liturgical Education News.
We've all been on the other side of those curly pastoral questions around baptism. Do both parents have to be Catholic? What about Godparents? Why do we talk about sin when babies are involved? Some, if not all the answers you seek are in this edition of LITed! We also have our regular curated list of professional learning and resources.
Feature articles about baptism
Which Rite is right?
The Catholic Church recognises baptism from other faith traditions under certain conditions. Find a definitive list here.
The curly pastoral questions...
Family life is complex. Parishes do a great job of responding to these realities when families seek the rite of baptism for their children.
...and the difficult theological ones
'At Home With God's People' is an excellent resource for understanding the theological underpinnings of baptism.
Find out more about baptism
If you are time-poor, the three minute 'Flame of Faith: Baptism' film (left) from Evangelisation Brisbane is a must-see. Beautifully produced with wise theological content choices, this film is Baptism 101. Recommended for any family considering baptism and every parish website.
If you have a little more time, this 40 minute recorded lecture from Dr Jayme Mathias outlines baptism for adults and children. It is at pitched at an introductory level and explains the underpinning theology well.
...The baptismal font is a tomb in which a person dies to sin, and it is a womb through which a person is born to new life in Christ...
What other publications are saying about baptism
About Catholics: Baptism
A comprehensive overview of the Catholic understanding of baptism. A five minute read with the main theological points covered.
When can baptism be refused?
A commentary from 'Canon Law Made Easy' in response to the question, can a priest refuse baptism?
Canon Law & Baptism
Another commentary from 'Canon Law Made Easy' this time in response to situations involving older children.
Resources + Upcoming Professional Learning
Prayer in a time of drought
In the section of the Missal entitled “Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasion” are four special prayers for Australia.
Discussion Group: New Date
A new date for August for a liturgists discussion group at Upper Mt Gravatt:
ACU Funerals: Take 2
The funeral workshop from July has been rescheduled for 22nd September. Download the brochure for more information.
Liturgy News AUGUST ISSUE
In the next issue:
> RCIA + the Period of Mystagogy
> Liturgy and Plenary Council
> Recruiting and training music ministers
> Book Review: 'The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy: Why Good Liturgy Matters" (Tom O'Loughlin)
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