Liturgy in the New Evangelisation

2013-04-30 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) The Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, France, has organised a conference to study, promote and renew the appreciation of liturgical formation and celebration and its foundation for the mission of the Church, particularly in the light of the teaching and example of Pope Benedict XVI.

The Sacra Liturgia Conference is taking place during the Year of Faith to commemorate 50 years since the start of the Second Vatican Council, in accordance with the pastoral recommendations for the Year of Faith issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

“This conference is in June, in Rome, and the subject is the place of the liturgy, and liturgical formation for the New Evangelisation,” says Bishop Dominique Rey of Fréjus-Toulon. He says, “I had the joy of participating in the Synod for the New Evangelisation, I have seen . . . the essential place of the liturgy for the New Evangelisation. Because in the liturgy we receive the grace of God, and in the liturgy there is the association between the Sacrament, and the transmission of faith, the content of faith, and the meeting of all the community during this sacred moment.”

This is why “the liturgy is the source and the goal of the mission of the Church.” The Sacra Liturgia Conference, says Bishop Rey, is primarily concerned with the “place of liturgy for the New Evangelisation.”

Listen to the full interview of Bishop Dominique Rey of Fréjus-Toulon with Vatican Radio: