about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
Vatican II pages
John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah! Devin on Socks Off Devin on The Best Pastoral Easter Litur… Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Todd on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Monthly Archives: August 2010
My parish is not a Newman Center. As I understand it, we were founded as a Newman Club at Iowa State in 1947 by Father James Supple, a priest assigned to the other parish in town. In less that two … Continue reading
Like most music directors, I receive nice glossy packets soliciting me to bring my choir to Rome or other nice places. And I do love to travel, so these pilgrimages strike me as attractive. However, I’ve also heard from friends … Continue reading
In addition to the funeral vigil, the OCF offers “related rites and prayers” for the period between death and the funeral liturgy. These three sections of OCF give the introduction and background on these. Sections 101 through 127 will give … Continue reading
The vigil may be celebrated at a church. If so, the rite presumes the body will be received with more ritual. In other locations, the vigil is quite simple with four elements: greeting, opening song, invitation to prayer, followed by … Continue reading
Some discussion in our parish about observing the Cardinal Newman beatification on the 18-19 September weekend. I’ve been asked to make a liturgical connection with our Episcopalian sisters and brothers down the street for a possible Sunday Vespers. My liturgical … Continue reading
I’m surprised more pro teams don’t turn to yoga like my hometown soccer Rhinos. Assistant coach Bill Sedgewick: I played a lot of minutes and I was never injured. I felt fresh. I felt it was the best way for … Continue reading
Jimmy Mac sent this news bit about one of my fellow Iowans to my attention. You know, I confess a few guilty pleasures in my life. I like to watch and listen when non-scientists talk about science. Also cool is … Continue reading
It seems as if everybody’s home from the CMAA Colloquium and suddenly Jeffrey Tucker and the reform2 folks are all over the overthrow of the current Roman Catholic repertoire at Entrance, Communion, and preparation. I guess when you can’t eject … Continue reading
The OCF book in the US edition gives a brief rubric in #73, noting that “(o)ther readings, psalms, and gospel readings are given in Part III” which is OCF 343-347. Then in number 74, a sample reading is given from … Continue reading
I was in a meeting with our two priests and Brenda, our marriage coordinator, today and I heard a few things that perked my pastoral ears. If your parishes and dioceses are like mine, they offer engaged couples a number … Continue reading
I was feeling blocked on the central portion of the MR3 Gloria, so I jumped ahead to the end: As I said before, my goal is to get the whole Gloria set to “Sweet Prospect” before settling on a final … Continue reading
For the next few posts, I’d like to zero in on a few noteworthy aspects of the liturgy of the funeral vigil. I debated about excluding these–hence my silence on funerals the past few days. The introductory rites include four … Continue reading
Somebody breathe into a bag, please. I see the Right is gearing up for another campaign against CCHD. Honestly, I don’t get the partial brain block of these people. Granted, the idea that CCHD money would go to support immoral … Continue reading
Lest anyone thought the final word on MR3 was going to cool things off, think again. I hope Paul Inwood is wrong, but on the PrayTell site he mused that the USCCB might not allow for any lead time on … Continue reading