Daily Archives: 24 November 2009

RCIA 220-221: Invitation and Litany of Saints

The presider invites the assembly to pray: Dear friends, let us pray to almighty God for our brothers and sisters, N. and N., who are asking for baptism. He has called them and brought them to this moment; may he … Continue reading

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Advent Pageant: Waiting For Messiah

Last week the boss asked us about the plethora of “Christmas” parties during Advent. The staff usually has a food and gift exchange gathering during Advent. This year, though, with all sorts of church busy stuff and our student peer … Continue reading

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Anglican Ordination? Not in a Catholic Church

An Australian ordination liturgy of Anglican deacons (including four women) in a Catholic Church has been scotched. Sandherst, Victoria bishop (Roman Catholic) Joseph Grech: After much discussion with Archbishop Guissppe Lazzarato and the Vatican, the ramifications were investigated. The Catholic … Continue reading

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Standing To Kneeling

Early this semester, one of my staff colleagues noted some confusion in our parish, especially at the mostly student-populated evening Masses on Sunday and Thursday. It was surfaced at a staff meeting last month. The decision from there was to … Continue reading

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