This is a helpful background study which explores some of the key theological concepts needed to understand Sunday without the Eucharist: the importance of worship on Sunday, the nature of the Church which gathers for worship, the common and the ordained priesthood, and the liturgical implications of Sunday without Eucharist. Pastoral
Handbook for the Dioceses of Australia
Produced by the National Liturgical Commission, this book contains the Directory for Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest (1988) and Directives for the Dioceses of Australia approved by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (2003). These documents are accompanied by a theological and liturgical commentary and a list of resources.
Lay Leaders of Liturgy
As its title suggests, this book for lay leaders contains sample rites for a Sunday Celebration of the Word and Communion, Weekday Celebration of the Hours (morning and evening, Monday to Friday), and rites in the Order of Christian Funerals. Here you will also find parish priests’ request forms for the delegation of lay leaders of liturgy, rites for commissioning lay leaders, the official guidelines from the Archdiocese of Brisbane, and sample handouts for parish formation.