Category Archives: Liturgy

Bad Liturgy 1: Reserving the Blood

If I were to start blogging today, maybe I would title my site “Bad Liturgy.” Why? I reflect on a few recent practices in my parish and I think about how much worse it was in the past. I just … Continue reading

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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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