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John 13:34

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John 13:34

Tuesday, July 30, 2013



Parishes Working Together
EARLY BIRD Registrations Now Open
Hosted by the Diocese of Wollongong, Lift Up Your Hearts is Australia's National Liturgy Conference marking the 50th anniversary of Vatican II's Constitution on Sacred Liturgy.

To be held in Wollongong between 15-18 January 2014,the conference explores and celebrates Vatican II's vision for "full, conscious, active participation" (SC 14) living the mission in prayer and worship.

The conference provides many learning opportunities, uplifting experiences of liturgies and music, along with showcases, exhibits and all that Wollongong has to offer in Australia's summertime! 

The Australian Pastoral Musicians Network (APMN) is the Platinum sponsor for this event, which will also constitute the inaugural bi-annual convention for the APMN. The APMN is sponsoring two keynote speakers from the USA - Fr Michael Joncas, Associate Professor of Catholic Studies and Theology at St Timothy's University, Minnesota; and Dr J. Michael McMahon, President and CEO of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians in the US.

The Diocese of Wollongong is sponsoring the other two keynote speakers - Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Chair of the Bishops Commission for Liturgy, and Ms Louise Campbell, Director of New Zealand's National Liturgy Office.

The conference offers a range of speakers, liturgies, worksho ps, presentations, resource showcases, exhibitions and special interest group meetings. The content is aimed at everyone in our parish and school communities concerned with liturgy and music: clergy and lay, musicians and readers, teachers and catechists, acolytes and communion ministers, liturgy committees and sacristans, pastoral associates and youth ministers, liturgists and architects, RCIA and children's liturgy leaders.

Registration now open, with early bird discount of 15%.

Book online at

Take advantage of QANTAS Summer Sale discount airfares, on until 2nd August. Accommodation discounts available (see website for details).

Further information, please contact me via email at


Paul Mason
Coordinator of Liturgy
Diocese of Wollongong

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