Archbishop's Liturgies

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Preparing for Liturgy at which the Archbishop presides.

"Where the bishop appears, there let the people be, just as where Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church"

St Ignatius of Antioch
Letter to the Smyrnaeans, 8

Liturgical celebrations at which the archbishop presides are coordinated through the Office of Liturgy whose task it is to review the liturgical preparations so as to assist parishes and other institutions in their celebration with the bishop.

Before contacting the Office of Liturgy to discuss your preparations, the Archbishop's availability must first be ascertained and your anticipated date reserved in his diary. Danielle in the Archbishop's office can assist you in this regard.

Parishes, schools, and other communities should submit a Liturgy Preparation Sheet, together with a copy of the proposed readings and universal prayers, to the Office of Liturgy no later than three weeks before the scheduled celebration.

In all cases, published liturgical norms are to be followed and there are to be no additions to or subtractions from the Roman liturgy. Only texts approved for liturgical use in Australia are to be utilised. If a program/booklet is to be prepared, a draft copy should also be forwarded as soon as practical, before printing.

Where a new building is to be blessed or opened by the archbishop, the proposed wording for any plaque/dedication stone should also be made available to the office for review. 

For further information contact:

Postal Address: GPO Box 62
Hobart Tas 7001
Telephone: (03) 6208 6034
Fax: (03) 6208 6292
Email: Contact


Liturgy Preparation Sheet
Liturgy Preparation Sheet - Sacrament of Confirmation
Liturgy Preparation Sheet - Sacrament of Confirmation and First Eucharist
Liturgy Preparation Sheet - Sacrament of Confirmation (Outside Mass)


Preparing for Worship Guide
Confirmation Rite
Confirmation Rite - Outside Mass