WelCom April 2020:
Catholic principals, directors of Religious Education, priests and lay pastoral leaders spent a day together in Lower Hutt, in mid-February to update and share how best to prepare Mass with children. Fr Patrick Bridgman, Archdiocesan Liturgy Adviser, and Fr James Lyons, were supported by Michael Mangan, an Australian composer, teacher, and music liturgist. The presenters provided an engaging workshop exploring the Directory for Masses with children and the many options available to help active, conscious, and authentic participation of young people attending Mass. Schools are extremely busy at the beginning of a school year, so recognising the value and significance of collaborating as one faith community drew the group together to this valuable workshop.