Catholic Worship Book II celebrates two years of providing music for liturgy in Australia

The second Catholic worship book was launched in Melbourne by Archbishop Denis Hart, Bishop Pat O’Regan and Bishop Peter Elliott on 8 April 2016, and in WA two months later. Photo: Casamentos, Melbourne.

By Amanda Murthy
Two years on since the release of the liturgical worship book titled Catholic Worship Book II (CWB II), the National Liturgical Music Board (NLMB) continues to provide resources for Australian Catholics from the richness of the Catholic tradition and contemporary compositions.
NLMB, an advisory board under the Bishops Commission for Liturgy, first launched the resources Catholic Worship Book in 1985, following publications like The Living Parish Hymn

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Bateman and Kwinana senior parishioners celebrate friendship

Bateman and Kwinana senior parishioners in front of St Vincent’s Church. Photo: Bateman Parish.

By Mary Golding and Theresia Titus
Forty-six senior parishioners from Bateman Parish, St Thomas More Church, have last month visited senior parishioners from St Vincent’s Church, Kwinana Parish, on 5 July.
Bateman senior parishioners used buses to go to Kwinana, which were provided by Corpus Christi College.
Bateman Parish Priest Fr Phong Nguyen and Kwinana Parish Priest Fr Daniel Boyd arranged the gathering.

Bateman and Kwinana senior parishioners during concelebrated Mass at St Vincent’s Church. Photo: Bateman Parish.

“The senior parishioners wanted to do an outing so Fr Boyd and I contacted

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MOVIE REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again predictable yet Abba-solutely enjoyable

Mamma Mia! Here we go again will be in cinemas 19 July, with the original cast and several additions including Lily James and Cher. Photo: Supplied.

By Amanda Murthy
Honey honey, you’re in for a treat as the Mamma Mia! sequel is back after 10 years of much anticipation.
Fans of Abba, and those who fancy feel-good, somewhat corny movies will enjoy the brand-new original musical brought to you by Universal Pictures from 19 July.
Writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Ol Parker, writes and directs the film from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker.
Original Abba troupers Benny Andersson and

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Plight of homeless people sparks Vincent’s passion to help

Sacred Heart College students with the labels which are attached to each care bag, saying, ‘Just to let you know someone cares’. Photo: Sacred Heart College.

By Theresia Titus
Vincent’s Project for the Homeless has once again helped those who are in need for the fifth year in a two-day event from 28 to 29 June.
Vincent Pettinicchio may look like an average 13-year old student at Sacred Heart College Sorrento, but actually started his charitable initiative when he was just eight years old.
“The College Community is very proud to have Vincent as one of our students and a role model to others,”

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Permanent deacon fraternity gather in prayerful fellowship

The Permanent Deacon Seminar Retreat was held on 28 and 29 June at Newman Siena Centre. Photo: Supplied.

By Matthew Lau
The inaugural Perth Archdiocese Permanent Deacon Seminar and Retreat was held last month, marking the 12th anniversary of ordination.
A major purpose of the seminar on 28 June was for the Deacons to finalise a list of recommendations for the potential rebirth of a Permanent Deacon Formation program in the Perth Archdiocese.
Attendees included Dcns Aaron Peters, Paul Stacy, Paul Reid, Paul Russell, Mark Powell, Patrick Moore, Bruce Talbot, John Kiely and Greg Lowe along with Frs Nino Vinciguerra, Peter Bianchini and Bunbury

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INTERNATIONAL: Spread the message of Jesus as the disciples did, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus on 15 July from the window of his studio overlooking St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Photo: Fabio Frustaci/CNS.

By Cindy Wooden
Pope Francis reminded some 15,000 people gathered at St Peter’s Square on 15 July that all Christians are called to be missionaries, concerned more with sharing the Gospel than with earning money or even with being successful at winning converts.
Before reciting the Angelus prayer at his address, the Pope said: “A baptised person who does not feel the need to proclaim the Gospel, to announce Christ, is not a good Christian”.
The Supreme

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