Tony explained that the gifts of the Council are still unfolding today. He described the impetus for Vatican 11 as Blessed Pope John XX111’s inspiration to give the Church a “facelift” and make it relevant to the quickly changing modern world.
Some of the big changes mentioned were: the evolution of the liturgy, the understanding of ourselves as the “People of God”, the call to unity with our Christian brothers and sisters and our universal call to holiness and wholeness.
During the session, we broke into triads to discuss our lived experience of some of the changes implemented by the Council.
- What it was like to hear the Mass in the vernacular for the first time.
- What our experience was of entering in the journey towards Christian unity.
- How we are called to greater participation in the life of the Church…