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
- Reconciliation Lectionary: John 15:9-14
- Dies Domini 31: The Risen Christ Inspires Community
- EG 148: Preaching With Balance and Perspective
- Cosmos Looks At Lead
- Hell and Remarriage: Whose Business?
- Saints To Be Made
- Dies Domini 30: An Indispensable Day
- Prelates Pressured
- EG 147: Meaning Beyond The Details
- Dies Domini 29: The Day of Faith
Reconciliation Lecti… on Wedding Lectionary: John 15:9-… Ray MacDonald on Saints To Be Made Devin on Saints To Be Made Jim McCrea on Saints To Be Made Liam on Saints To Be Made Liam on Dies Domini 29: The Day of… John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Imagine my surprise when the WordPress site stat page informed me that yesterday was the most popular day yet for Catholic Sensibility. Even beating my shoutout from Andrew Sullivan and my criticism of Miley Cyrus baring her back for Annie … Continue reading
I was in a meeting with our two priests and Brenda, our marriage coordinator, today and I heard a few things that perked my pastoral ears. If your parishes and dioceses are like mine, they offer engaged couples a number … Continue reading
Every church musician should know the seven wedding psalms: 33, 34,103, 112, 128, 145, and 148. I have a wedding coming up in a few weeks. The cantor pitched Psalm 118, which she had at her recent wedding. Here’s the … Continue reading
For those coming late to this series, I refer you to my previous two posts in the series, here, on finding good wedding musicians, and here, on what you can expect from good wedding musicians. When I meet with an engaged … Continue reading
As promised in the last post, I’ll give you some tips on wedding musicians today: what you can expect, how you should conduct yourself, what to ask. Stuff like that. As always, this advice is lensed through my experiences as … Continue reading
I had a delightful meeting with an engaged couple last night. Their wedding is still nearly a year in the future, but time flies and ducks must be lined up in their row. Plus, with a May wedding, you can’t … Continue reading
Bridezillas, make way for blogzillas. I don’t know that I would have predicted that the Left-Right Blow-up in the Blogosphere would have happened over the way people got married. Friend Dale blogs here and here about Vox Nova blogging here … Continue reading
Worth watching: Busted Halo’s series The Princess, The Priest and the War for the Perfect Wedding. Episode three: Why Can’t We Get Married On The Beach? I’ve watched these productions. Love the concept and the execution. If I can ever … Continue reading
Many clergy expand the Lectionary offerings they provide to mourners or to engaged couples. We’ve read earlier in our examination of the Pastoral Care rites that preparers of the liturgy are not limited to the Lectionary options for the sick … Continue reading
In helping engaged couples plan their wedding liturgies, the intersection of the Eucharist with a non-Catholic groom or bride is always a troubling point. I say this not because it becomes a bone of contention between couple and Church–that’s a … Continue reading
Bethany asks in the combox of one of the wedding lectionary posts: I am also trying to find the sheet music for this particular responsorial psalm. I am the cantor in a wedding and no one can seem to find … Continue reading
The very last of the wedding Lectionary selections to be tackled on Catholic Sensibility is probably the most popular of them all. There are innumerable musical settings of this psalm, many of which are good. Most Catholic hymnals list a … Continue reading
Chapter 17 of John’s gospel contains a Last Supper prayer by Jesus to his Father. As a farewell address, one might question its place in the wedding Lectionary. Sure enough, it is not often chosen. I cannot think of a … Continue reading
The wedding Lectionary offers to couples three choices from Jesus’ Last Supper discourse in John’s Gospel, chapters 13 through 17. We’ll take a look at two of these choices, as they overlap with John 15:12′s statement, “This is my commandment: love … Continue reading