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Prayer Resources

I posted this on the parish’s liturgy facebook page yesterday. We provide resources for prayer, but as with many church things, you have to know where to look. At the very top, we have a few missalettes for people who … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 100

Few people know this was one of the reforms of Vatican II: Pastors of souls should see to it that the chief hours, especially Vespers, are celebrated in common in church on Sundays and the more solemn feasts. And the … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 99

More on the Liturgy of the Hours. Diocesan clergy have a responsibility, and are advised to celebrate the Office communally: Since the divine office is the voice of the Church, that is of the whole mystical body publicly praising God, … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 98

Abbreviations permitted: Members of any institute dedicated to acquiring perfection who, according to their constitutions, are to recite any parts of the divine office are thereby performing the public prayer of the Church. They too perform the public prayer of … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 97

Roman sensibility rears its head: Appropriate instances are to be defined by the rubrics in which a liturgical service may be substituted for the divine office. In particular cases, and for a just reason, ordinaries can dispense their subjects wholly … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 96

Clergy and the Office, with a listed preference for communal prayer: Clerics not bound to office in choir, if they are in major orders, are bound to pray the entire office every day, either in common or individually, as laid … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 95

Here’s what the council said about religious communities praying the Hours: Communities obliged to choral office are bound to celebrate the office in choir every day in addition to the conventual Mass. In particular: a) Orders of canons, of monks … Continue reading

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