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Wednesday, 01 December 2021 13:18

Contemplative Mass at Coorparoo

2021CMCWeb150The Carmelite Parish community at Coorparoo (QLD) celebrated a 'contemplative mass' on the Feast of Christ the King, drawing to a close a Year of Prayer in the parish. Held in gentle candlelight, the mass included more time for silence and reflection than regular Sunday masses and featured the music of the ecumenical community of TaizĂ© in France. Experiencing the mass at a gentler pace one parishioner said, 'I woke up to what we are actually doing in Eucharist because we had more time to experience the various aspects of the liturgy'. Fr Matthew Tonini, OCarm, said that the mass was better attended than usual as parishioners had also invited their friends to be present. The Year of Prayer, he said, had provided different ways and experiences of prayer in the parish.