Connected in Christ
Connected in Christ is our weekly resource, allowing generations to remain connected even while physically separate. Grandchildren can share their discoveries with grandparents and vice versa.
We hope that, in some small way, this resource will bring hope, joy and comfort to the people of Broken Bay as, together, we navigate our way through these unprecedented times.
Click here to download Connected in Christ - Feast of Pentecost 31 May
A number of parishes within the Diocese of Broken Bay are live-streaming Mass via Facebook and YouTube. To find out if your parish is streaming, go to our Mass on Demand page.
Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference Resource
During the period of suspension of public liturgies in response to the Coronavirus crisis, Catholics can take heart from one of the key decrees of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) on Christ’s presence in the liturgy:
“Christ is always present in his Church, especially in its liturgical celebrations. He is present in the sacrifice of the Mass, not only in the person of his minister, ‘the same now offering, through the ministry of priests, who formerly offered himself on the cross’ but especially under the Eucharistic elements. By his power he is present in the sacraments, so that when a man baptises it is really Christ himself who baptises. He is present in his word, since it is he himself who speaks when the holy Scriptures are read in the Church. He is present, lastly when the Church prays and sings, for he promised: ‘Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them’” (Mt 18:20). - [Vatican Council II, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (1963) art. 7]
If parishioners pray at home at the same time they would normally be together praying at Mass, there is a very real sense in which two or three are gathering in Christ’s name, in the unity of their prayer rather than of their physical person. Individual and family prayer based on the Liturgy of the Word at Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours and other sources provides members of parishes and families with an opportunity to honour Christ’s presence in the domestic Church as those present pray to God in thanksgiving for gifts received, and for the needs of the Church and the world.
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Connected in Christ Archive
Click here to download Connected in Christ - Sixth Sunday of Easter - 17th of May
Click here to download Connected in Christ - Fifth Sunday of Easter - 10th of May
Click here to download Connected in Christ - Fourth Sunday of Easter - 3rd of May
Click here to download Connected in Christ - Third Sunday of Easter
Click here to download Connected in Christ - Divine Mercy Sunday
Click here to download Connected in Christ - Easter Sunday
Click here to download Connected in Christ - Passion (Palm) Sunday
Click here to download Connected in Christ - Fifth Sunday of Lent