Category Archives: Liturgy

Difficult Prayers

My parish has a long tradition of parishioners composing the intercessions for weekend Masses. I’m responsible for the final edit. I use that if we have a death of a parishioner and get word of it on Saturday. Otherwise I’m … Continue reading

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Beach Mass

Reader Joe Mcmahon sent me the link to his fine blog, including this post on a parish hosting a Sunday evening “Beach Mass.” He also suggested I check St Mary’s Facebook page for some images of the Mass. I noticed this … Continue reading

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Serving At Their Own Wedding

I just met with a remarkable engaged couple earlier today. They asked about serving at Mass in some way. Since they were both Communion Ministers as students here, I assumed that’s what they meant. I still get the occasional couple … Continue reading

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A Better Dismissal?

There is another PrayTell discussion that interested me. Topic: sending people forth for justice. I think perhaps the discussion could be widened to sending people out for discipleship. Until I read that piece and its comments, I was generally satisfied … Continue reading

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Four Abuses of Peace, Plus Perhaps Another

PrayTell reports on the new circular letter from the CDWDS on the Rite/Sign/Kiss/Mêlée of Peace. Honestly, Pope Francis has got to do something with this dicastery. They are getting rebuffed by German-speaking bishops in the translation department, so I guess they have … Continue reading

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Welcoming A New Pastor

Frequent commentator Jimmy Mac sends this video link of the welcome of their new pastors. The un-mic’ed one is Fr Jack McClure, once a colleague of mine at the student center a few years back and a fellow refugee from Kansas … Continue reading

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Progressive Preaching

The bishop of my first see has decided to end lay preaching in that diocese. I found a curious statement by the journalist: The reversal is perhaps the starkest example yet of the contrasting stewardship of Matano with his predecessor, … Continue reading

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