Diocesan Liturgical Commission – Sandhurst

sandhursr diocese coat of arms 250pxThe Diocesan Liturgical Commission (DLC) is a group formed by the Diocesan Liturgist (the Bishop) to oversee liturgical formation and the liturgical life of the Diocese of Sandhurst. The formation of Liturgical Commissions was called for by the Second Vatican Council “It is advisable that the competent, territorial ecclesiastical authority (the Bishop) set up a liturgical commission, to be assisted by experts in liturgical science, music, art and pastoral practice…consisting of persons eminent in these matters and including laity. (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy #44)

The DLC produces documentation of Diocesan Policy and answers requests and queries from people of the diocese. It meets quarterly, presently in Shepparton, and the current chairperson is Mr John Hogan. The Director of Liturgy is the Executive Officer and sees to the publishing of DLC documents and works directly with parishes on behalf of the DLC. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults comes under the auspice of the DLC, and the DLC has concern for the Sacramental Program in the diocese. Traditionally each deanery in the diocese has a representative from the priesthood and several parishes represented by members of that parish. The DLC discussions cover a variety of themes within the diocese, from the larger diocesan liturgies such as Chrism Mass to questions raised by an individual relating the liturgical practice in their parish. The DLC is an advisory board to the Bishop, even though it puts out documentation itself, it is always with approval from the Bishop. The fundamental interest of the DLC is to assist parishes that may want help with their liturgy, but ultimately to bring the people of the Diocese of Sandhurst closer to God in the practice of their worship. Contact with the DLC can be made through the Chancery Office to its Chairperson or the Director of Liturgy.

Upcoming Events

23 Aug
2019 Stronger Retreat
23.08.2019 6:00 pm - 25.08.2019 4:00 pm

2019 Stronger Youth Retreat
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th August
PGL Campaspe Downs, Kyneton
Ages: Yr 11-26 years old
Cost: $175

Register at strongeryouth.com
Registrations close Monday 29th July

The Stronger Retreat is a Catholic youth retreat, held annually, over one weekend for the Sandhurst Diocese. Since beginning in 2008 the Retreat has been a space for gathering with other young people for a common experience- encountering Jesus Christ and the Church. Becoming empowered, encouraged and equipped, to impact the Church and the world. 
Engaging speakers focus on relevant and practical topics. The Retreat offers participants:
-An opportunity for communal and personal prayer
-Mass, Reconciliation and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
-Music, praise and worship
-And so much more... 

For more information contact Ruth Lawlor or Samuel Matuszek on (03) 5441 2544 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst is committed to the safety and well being of all children and young people involved in our programs. The welfare of the children in our care will always be a priority. 



Retreat Poster_200519.pdf

25 Aug
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1 Sep
1 Sep
Season of Creation
01.09.2019 - 04.10.2019