As we head deep into Lent and clergy are presiding at form II, scrutinies, and the myriad liturgies of Holy Week, let me ask this of you armchair liturgists eager to assist: what do you think of booking the clergy?
In other words, would you advocate the priest (and lay presiders) lead the rites from the official rite books?
Some clergy prefer to have their “scripts” in one convenient location. You get blessing of Girl Scouts at 9:30 Mass, scrutiny at 11:30, renewal of marriage vows on Saturday night. Who can keep track of all that?
Did you know you can now buy software to prepare liturgy? It is easy to insert real names for “N.” You can enlarge or shrink the font size. You can keep it in traditional black and red, too.
If the latter, do you think three-ring binders are serviceable? Or the special “presider binders” you can get from a few liturgy distributors?
In one parish, the AE committee prepared nice cloth covers for the ubiquitous binders you get at the office supply store.
What would work for you from the purple chair perspective?