Liturgy is the divine worship of the Church and includes the celebration of Mass, the celebration of the Sacraments, and the Divine Office or Daily Prayer of the Church. The celebration of the Eucharist is the “source and summit” of our faith, and so all other liturgies flow from and to the celebration of Mass.

“From this it follows that every liturgical celebration, because it is an action of Christ the priest and of His Body which is the Church, is a sacred action surpassing all others; no other action of the Church can equal its efficacy by the same title and to the same degree.”

- Vatican II, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Reference

The word Liturgy means “work of the people”. Within the Catholic Church, it is used to describe all the public acts of worship that take place, as it draws the people into the work of God.

Liturgy is in many ways the public face or shop front of the Church, it is through the liturgy that people engage with the faith and deepen their relationship with God.

The Pastoral Ministries Office provides parish and school communities with liturgical formation and resourcing.


Liturgical Formation

The Diocese can assist parishes and schools with liturgical formation and workshop presentations:

  • Exploring the Mass
  • Forming Your Parish Liturgy Team
  • Liturgical Ministry formation for Lectors, Musicians and Singers, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
  • Music for The Church’s Liturgical Year
  • Singing the Psalms
  • Preparing the Sunday Liturgy
  • Liturgical Music: choosing music for liturgy
  • Music for the Sacraments of Initiation for Children
  • Music for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
  • Hospitality and the RCIA
  • How to use Liturgy Planning websites

Contact the pastoral office at to discuss your next formation event.


Living Liturgy

Living Liturgy is a seasonal publication produced by the Catholic Diocese of Sale. It comprises articles, resource pages and a comprehensive liturgy planner for every Sunday of the Liturgical Year plus Christmas and the Easter Triduum.

We publish 7 issues annually - all of which are spread out across Lent, Easter Triduum, Easter-Pentecost, Advent-Christmas and Ordinary Time throughout the year.

This publication is distributed free of charge to parishes, schools and individual users within the Catholic Diocese of Sale. Subscriptions are available to readers outside of the Diocese of Sale.

Rates: Personal use (1 copy only) $AUD 50 p/a

Parish Use (multiple copies within one parish only) $AUD 80

Click here to download a subscription form. A sample edition can also be viewed here.



Liturgical Guidelines


Other Resources

  • Kids Liturgy - a good reference for Children’s Liturgy is a which has been prepared by Liturgy Brisbane
  • Liturgical Brochure Series - sourced from the Archdiocese of Melbourne is useful for those involved guiding liturgical or pastoral ministry


Contact Pastoral office at for any enquiries regarding Living Liturgy or Liturgical Formation.