Category Archives: Liturgy

The Dog Days of Easter

There are advantages to having an early Easter. Say, about the end of March. When May comes, it’s a big ramp up with sacraments, commencement, Mother’s Day, and Pentecost–all before June hits. Having served in large parishes, I’ve often been … Continue reading

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Presumptions

Yesterday morning I fielded a phone call as I was pulling into the parking lot of my wife’s ear surgeon. This pre-planned and “simple,” small funeral that had baffled many of us on staff and on the bereavement team threw … Continue reading

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Home Vintages

I would love to be in a situation in which I could use parishioners’ home-made wines for the Eucharist. One of our first communicant’s dads provided two bottles for the parish celebration of that first sacrament the other week. Anybody … Continue reading

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MR3 Sale

I’m not posting this to hawk product from a publisher. But I did find it interesting that LTP is discounting the chapel edition 25% and the big book 65%. We needed a second missal here. And the bigger book is … Continue reading

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Presider’s Best Friend

We had our second outbreak of sound system popping this Easter. Usually it means a combination of two things: a polyester vestment and longtime storage in the closet. In other words, if it hasn’t been sprayed, the static electricity will set … Continue reading

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First Communion Menu

Today was First Communion for our parish’s youngsters. I had some fun with the group. Neither priest showed up at the group rehearsal yesterday–that’s not a big deal actually. It’s one of the jobs of a liturgist to make sure … Continue reading

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Free Those Feasts!

What does the canonization mean in the day-to-day life of believers, new parishes, and such? Check it here. John XXIII and John Paul II will be optional memorials. Their feast days will not be dates of death, as is usual. … Continue reading

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