Tasmania welcomes new archdiocesan liturgy coordinator

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Tasmania welcomes new archdiocesan liturgy coordinator

The Church in Tasmania’s new coordinator for liturgy says there is a sense of achievement in the behind-the-scenes work which contribute to the success of large liturgical occasions.

For Patrick Mirabella, 23, that love of liturgy and all it entails has grown from years of being associated with St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, both through the cathedral choir and working as one of the cathedral’s assistant sacristans.

Now he will be able to bring that passion and experience to the role of Coordinator of Liturgy for the Archdiocese of Hobart, a role he began in late January.

Mr Mirabella will serve as the point of contact for parishes and schools, providing information regarding liturgy, and supporting liturgical music, as well as providing formation and training for liturgical ministries.

His love of altar serving will also come in handy when he assists Archbishop Julian at liturgical events.

Mr Mirabella’s own faith journey began at a Catholic school, when he was baptised as an eight-year-old.

“I remember doing the catechesis course … and it was actually quite nice because my primary school class all came and my family of course. It was actually lots of fun.”

In the later years of primary school, he gained a scholarship to study at the Christian Brothers’ school of St Kevin’s on a scholarship as part of the cathedral choir.

He knows the impact that liturgy can have on leading someone closer to God: as part of the choir at St Patrick’s Cathedral, it was during the quieter moments of the Mass when the choir was not singing that he began to think and reflect. During difficult times, he says those moments gave him hope.

Now serving in Tasmania, he says he hopes to help others experience those moments of prayer, as well as fostering participation and understanding of liturgy.

Mr Mirabella can be contacted on 6208 6222 or patrick.mirabella@aohtas.org.au.