About Us

The Diocesan Liturgical Commission was established in 1982 under the umbrella of the Diocesan Pastoral Council. In 2000, the Diocesan Catechumenate Team merged with the Liturgical Commission and ceased being a sub-committee of the Commission.

Townsville Diocesan Liturgical Commission Terms of Reference:  

The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy advised conferences of bishops to 'set up a liturgical commission, to be assisted by experts in liturgical science, music, art, and pastoral practice…. The commission is to regulate pastoral-liturgical action throughout the territory and to promote studies and necessary experiments whenever there is question of adaptations to be proposed to the Apostolic See.' (CSL #44)

'For the same reason every diocese is to have a commission on the liturgy, under the direction of the bishop, for promoting the liturgical apostolate.'

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal states; 'All who are involved in the construction, restoration, and remodeling of sacred buildings are to consult the diocesan liturgical commission. The diocesan bishop is to use the counsel and help of this commission when it comes to laying down norms on this matter.' (GIRM 2000 #291)

For more from the Townsville's Diocesan Liturgical Commission's Terms of Reference, Download here

Liturgical Consultant

Sr Judith Foster sgs 
Catholic Centre 
270 Stanley Street, (PO Box 6149) 
Townsville Q 4810 
Phone: (07) 4726 3254 
Fax: (07) 4726 3211 
jfoster@tsv.catholic.org.au

RCIA Coordinator

David Vella 
Catholic Centre 
270 Stanley Street, (PO Box 6149) 
Townsville Q 4810 
Phone: (07) 4726 3200
Fax: (07) 4726 3211 
dvella@tsv.catholic.org.au

Secretary

Anna Ardill
Catholic Centre 
270 Stanley Street, (PO Box 6149) 
Townsville Q 4810 
Phone: (07) 4726 3200
Fax: (07) 4726 3211 
liturgy@tsv.catholic.org.au

Director of Music - Cathedral

Jackie Crocker
Catholic Centre 
270 Stanley Street, (PO Box 6149) 
Townsville Q 4810 
Phone: (07) 4726 3266
Fax: (07) 4726 3211 
jcrocker@tsv.catholic.org.au

Members

The current members of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission are:

Mr Ross Horner    (Chairperson)       Mrs Jackie Crocker 
Sr Judith Foster sgs   (Diocesan Litrugical Consultant)     Ms Mary McAuliffe
Mrs Cheryl Rens   Mrs Anna Anderson
Mrs Anna Ardill  (Secretary)   Mr Bernard Durie 
      Mrs Juliet Walker

 

Resources

The Liturgical Commission has produced a number of leaflets and brochures on various liturgical matters. These are for use in parishes and may be copied.


RCIA Resourses