Daily Archives: 22 December 2008

Adoption Days

Last Wednesday was a prime family holiday, marking the seventh anniversary of our child adopting us and our adoption of her. It was one of those supremely busy days for me, running from our morning staff meeting to the parish’s … Continue reading

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O Ruler of all the Nations

O ruler of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart, O Keystone of the mighty arch of humankind: Come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust   (The angel presents the stone of an arch)

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PCS 172: Sacraments for the Dying Child

A dying child should not only receive the three initiation sacraments, but celebrate the full rites, not just emergency abbreviated forms: 172. If it is appropriate, the priest should discuss with the parents the possibility of preparing and celebrating with … Continue reading

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