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Hosted by the Diocese of Wollongong, Lift Up Your Hearts is Australia’s National Liturgy Conference marking the 50th anniversary of Vatican II’s Constitution on Sacred Liturgy.


To be held in Wollongong between 15-18 January 2014,the conference will explore and celebrate Vatican II’s vision for “full, conscious, active participation” (SC 14) living the mission in prayer and worship.


The conference will seek to provide many learning opportunities, uplifting experiences of liturgies and music, along with showcases, exhibits and all that Wollongong has to offer in Australia’s summertime!


The Australian Pastoral Musicians Network (APMN) is the Platinum sponsor for this event, which will also constitute the inaugural bi-annual convention for the APMN.


The APMN is sponsoring a keynote speaker from the USA - Fr Michael Joncas, Associate Professor of Catholic Studies and Theology at St Timothy’s University, Minnesota; and Dr Clare V Johnson,


Senior Lecturer in Liturgy and Sacramental Theology at Australian Catholic University.


The Diocese of Wollongong is sponsoring the other two keynote speakers - Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Chair of the Bishops Commission for Liturgy, and Ms Louise Campbell, Director of New Zealand’s National Liturgy Office.


The conference  will offer a range of speakers, liturgies, workshops, presentations, resource showcases, exhibitions and special interest group meetings.


The content is aimed at all in our parish and school communities concerned with liturgy and music: clergy and lay, musicians and readers, teachers and catechists, acolytes and communion ministers, liturgy committees and sacristans, pastoral associates and youth ministers, liturgists and architects, RCIA and children’s liturgy leaders.


Further information, please contact Paul Mason, Coordinator of Liturgy for the Diocese of Wollongong at


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