News archive 2002

National Centre for Liturgy joins the World Wide Web

National Centre for Liturgy joins the World Wide Web

The website of the National Centre for Liturgy went live earlier today at www.liturgy-ireland.ie

The National Centre for Liturgy which is based at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth was founded to promote liturgical formation in the light of Vatican II. It was established in 1973 when the late Mgr Sean Swayne was appointed National Secretary for Liturgy. The National Centre for Liturgy houses the National Secretariat for Liturgy which works on behalf of the Irish Episcopal Conference and the Irish Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and co-ordinates the work of the various consultative agencies on liturgy, church music, sacred art and architecture and liotuirge in nGaeilge.

Commenting on the website, Fr Paddy Jones, Director of the National Centre for Liturgy said: “When Vatican II called liturgy the “summit and source of all our Christian activity”, one of the responses was the establishment of the National Centre for Liturgy in 1973. But in the course of time we need to take advantage of technological advances such as the Internet and as we launch this site, we are mindful of the Pope’s message for World Communications Day 2002 “The Internet: A New Forum for Proclaiming the Gospel” and of that vision of “summit and source” of Vatican II.”

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Issued by the Catholic Communications Office on behalf of the National Centre for Liturgy

30 April 2002

Further information:
Catholic Communications Office: 01 505 3000
Fr Martin Clarke: 087 220 8044
Ms Brenda Drumm: 087 233 7797

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