The Diocesan Liturgical Commission has recently published the revised “Guidelines for Use of Visual Display Systems in Liturgy.” These guidelines provide information on the installation and use of visual display systems in our churches.
The guidelines will assist those preparing slideshows for liturgical celebrations. Visual displays needs to be a secondary, rather than a primary focus, in a liturgical space. The focus must remain on the mysteries that are celebrated at the altar, with visual displays supporting worship when required.
Bishop Paul will a launch these guidelines at the Liturgy Formation Days being held in Birchip on May 27, Ararat on June 24 and Hamilton on July 29. A workshop will then be offered to assist with the implementation of these guidelines, “In many of our Ballarat diocesan churches, we are fortunate to have visual display systems. However, as with anything new being added to something very old, we sometimes need to explore how to meld the two together and ensure that those gathered in prayer are able to participate fully, consciously and actively in the liturgy being celebrated.” For more information on these days click here or contact the Pastoral Ministry Office, ph. 5337 7159.
Copies of the guidelines have been distributed to all parishes and schools in the diocese. Further copies can be downloaded from the members section of the diocesan website or print copies are available from the Pastoral Ministry Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.