Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cast and Band

I do miss the frenetic pace of rehearsal and production. I thought I had posted these images, but only on Facebook. Anyway, the cast group image above, the band below. Meanwhile, the current draft of Ruth: The Path of Loyalty … Continue reading

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MR3’s Clunky Chalice

After three Masses, I have to say that chalice comes off as fussy and clunky. It’s the wrong word, pure and simple. As for the orations, they will have to be prepared with more diligence than your usual Pauline pericope. … Continue reading

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GDC 72: Coordination of Catechesis

A few faith communities may have difficulty with the coordination suggestion here: 72. It is fundamentally important that initiatory catechesis for adults, whether baptized or not, initiatory catechesis for children and young people and continuing catechesis are closely linked with … Continue reading

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GIRM 51-52: Penitential Act and Kyrie

Most often Mass continue with the Penitential Act after the greeting. Note there is a formula for confession, and also an absolution. The 2000 edition was amended with the last sentence of 51a to remind readers that this absolution isn’t … Continue reading

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GDC 71: “Various forms of continuing catechesis”

This section highlights six possible ways to continue faith formation in believers. 71. For continuing education in the faith, the ministry of the word uses many forms of catechesis. Among these the following may be highlighted: – The study and … Continue reading

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GIRM 49-50: Reverence and Greeting

Today we look at two sections under the heading of “Reverence to the Altar and Greeting of the Assembled People.” 49. When they have arrived at the sanctuary, the Priest, the Deacon, and the ministers reverence the altar with a … Continue reading

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GDC 70: Formation at the Liturgy

Let’s chat about liturgy and faith formation, shall we? This is really a gem of a passage in the GDC, one of my favorites: 70. In the Christian community the disciples of Jesus Christ are nourished at a twofold table; … Continue reading

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