Monthly Archives: October 2008

PCS 55-56: Ministry of the Sick

What the sick can do to serve the community and the world, rather than just what people can do for them. Many pastoral care ministers invite ill people to the ministry of prayer as described in these paragraphs: 55. The … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Souls and Saints

The liturgical day that offers the priest or liturgist the most choices, the Commemoration of All The Faithful Departed, aka All Souls’ Day, arrives on Sunday this liturgical year. Is next weekend’s preacher prepared? Have you informed your parish lectors? … Continue reading

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PCS 54: Visits to the Sick, A Pattern

Now we get into the meat of the rites of pastoral care. Visits to the Sick are a basic beginning and the rite gives three sections/paragraphs of explanation/introduction before delving in to the actual readings and prayers. Today and tomorrow … Continue reading

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Use That Bible

The final synod statement also included this item: Every home should have its own Bible and safeguard it in a visible and dignified way, to read it and to pray with it. I’ve had a neglected series on this site, … Continue reading

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Office of Lector

As Chase in the comments and CNS reported this morning: The issue was raised in Proposition 17 on “The ministry of the word and women,” and on Saturday morning it passed with 191 votes in favor, 45 opposed and three abstentions, according … Continue reading

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PCS 51-53: Communion & Anointing of the Sick

The specific introduction for anointing of the sick concludes with these three sections, the first of which promotes the Communion service. Note the value for both union with Christ and the “eucharistic community.” 51. Because the sick are prevented from … Continue reading

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Synod Summary

Zenit has the synod’s final address to the world. There are some general pieces about liturgy. Section 7 deals with preaching and catechesis. Let’s take a look first at the two movements of preaching: Preaching, catechesis and the homily therefore … Continue reading

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