Armchair Liturgist, part 4

Here’s a request that came my way:

N___ is a little boy from nearby St __________ Parish. He has bacterial meningitis and is seriously ill. He needs all the prayers he can get. Could you include his name in the Sunday intentions?

We list ill parishioners by name in the Sunday general intercessions–even though they are supposed to be “general.” How do you respond pastorally to such requests?

And while we’re talking about “extras,” what’s the feeling out there on announcements at Mass? Before the opening hymn or after the post-Communion prayer? And please don’t tell us if you do announcements after Communion, but before the prayer.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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