After 23 years as the Education Officer at Liturgy Brisbane, and after writing hundreds of her 'Liturgy Lines' column, Elizabeth Harrington is retiring, the Archdiocese of Brisbane reports.
Elizabeth came to the Archdiocese with great experience and skill as a secondary school teacher. She had also been parish pastoral associate for a number of years working with liturgy and sacraments. In addition, she has been extensively involved with ecumenism at diocesan and national levels.
For more than two decades, she has run workshops and in-service for parishes and schools on a wide range of liturgical topics. She has written hundreds of Liturgy Lines columns published in The Catholic Leader, parish newsletters as well as handouts for parish ministry training.
(These are collected and indexed on the Liturgy Brisbane website.)
A long-time member of the editorial board, she has written numerous articles for Brisbane's Liturgy News. She has been endlessly patient in answering questions and offering advice in liturgy: Do you have something to help us prepare our Lenten liturgy? How should we celebrate baptism at Sunday Mass? How do we find a good sponsor for a catechumen? What does a liturgy committee do? Is this a suitable communion hymn?
Throughout her career at Liturgy Brisbane, Elizabeth has established an extraordinary network of relationships with liturgy people in every diocese and in every parish of the Archdiocese of Brisbane.
As Elizabeth retires, Liturgy Brisbane has secured the services of James Robinson who comes to the office from Brisbane Catholic Education office.
He is not only an enthusiastic and gifted teacher of adults but also adept at using electronic media in his teaching. This will put Liturgy Brisbane is good stead to face the future with confidence in an electronic age. As he begins this work, James intends to build on his theology and education degrees with doctoral study in liturgy and sacraments.
Handing on the baton at Liturgy Brisbane (Archdiocese of Brisbane)