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
- Dies Domini 29: The Day of Faith
- Jubilation and Pink Slips
- EG 146: Reverence for Truth
- Dies Domini 28: The Gift of the Spirit
- Which Worship Aids?
- Private Masses–Bleah!
- EG 145: Preparing To Preach
- Dies Domini 27: The Day of Christ-Light
- One of Our Own
- The Best Pastoral Easter Liturgy (That Might Get People To Return Next Sunday)
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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Category Archives: Redemptionis Sacramentum
Here’s the fuss about names: [156.] This function is to be understood strictly according to the name by which it is known, that is to say, that of extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, and not “special minister of Holy Communion” … Continue reading
The first real subheading in Chapter VII (RS 146-168) covers the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. (RS 154-160) First up, the CDWDS reminds us that the ordained clergy possess the titles of both priest and minister, regardless of the needs of … Continue reading
The defense against lay persons gets a little shrill: [151.] Only out of true necessity is there to be recourse to the assistance of extraordinary ministers in the celebration of the Liturgy. Such recourse is not intended for the sake … Continue reading
This ministry goes by a lot of different names: catechist, pastoral administrator, pastoral associate, or whatever is politically correct in today’s church or in a diocese. Essentially, these next two sections talk about what happens when a lay person is … Continue reading
Part of the post-conciliar retrenchment has been what I would assess as an ingrate attitude on the part of some in the upper hierarchy toward the generous service rendered the Church by those not in ordained ministry. Pope Francis has … Continue reading
What do you say we wrap up Chapter VI on reservation of the Eucharist and Eucharistic worship outside of Mass? Today’s four sections cover “Eucharistic Congresses and Eucharistic Processions.” [142.] “It is for the diocesan Bishop to establish regulations about … Continue reading
With these three sections, we wrap up RS’s review of Eucharistic Worship outside of Mass. [139.] Where the diocesan Bishop has sacred ministers or others whom he can assign to this purpose, the faithful have a right to visit the … Continue reading
Ways to pray during exposition: [137.] Exposition of the Most Holy Eucharist must always be carried out in accordance with the prescriptions of the liturgical books. [Cf. HCWEOM 82-100; GIRM 317; Code of Canon Law 941 § 2] Before the Most … Continue reading
Sections 134-141 address the second concern of Chapter VI, “Certain Forms of Worship of the Most Holy Eucharist Outside Mass.” I confess the wane of Eucharistic devotion is a curiosity to me. It must have meant something more than “something … Continue reading
There’s an awkward phrase inserted to make sure readers know that even when visiting the sick, the lay minister who provides this service is indeed a stopgap solution until the ordinary minister is available. [133.] A Priest or Deacon, or … Continue reading
Security for the Blessed Sacrament has always been a prime concern, given the basis of this penal perscription from 1938: [131.] Apart from the prescriptions of canon 934 § 1, it is forbidden to reserve the Blessed Sacrament in a … Continue reading
Chapter VI (RS 129-145) concerns “The Reservation of the Most Hholy Eucharist and Eucharistic Worship Outside Mass.” We covered that rite on this site well over five years ago. The Reservation of the Most Holy Eucharist is treated in the first … Continue reading
Finishing Chapter V, let’s have a look at why clergy don’t just go to Mass: [128.] Holy Mass and other liturgical celebrations, which are acts of Christ and of the people of God hierarchically constituted, are ordered in such a … Continue reading
More on colors: [127.] A special faculty is given in the liturgical books for using sacred vestments that are festive or more noble on more solemn occasions, even if they are not of the color of the day.[Cf. Missale Romanum, … Continue reading