Monthly Archives: March 2010

Day 39, Some Triduum Suggestions

By the liturgists’ count, it’s the thirty-ninth day of Lent. Sundown tomorrow, we arrive at the end next waystation of the spiritual journey, the Last Supper. I may post at most once a day the next few days. RCIA returns … Continue reading

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Oils of Holy Week

One of the tasks of a Holy Week liturgist is preparing for new oils. Yesterday, I removed the vessels from the ambry, and set aside the 2009 oils. A parishioner cleans the vessels each year and prepares them to receive … Continue reading

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RCIA 407-408: Using or Adapting Catechumenate Rites

Another instructive section: 407. As a sign of God’s activity in the work of preparation, some of the rites belonging to the catechumenate, especially suited to the condition and spiritual needs of these baptized adults, can be used to advantage. … Continue reading

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Happy Clappy Support

I applaud those who know Pope Benedict needs prayerful support. Not sure what to make of a twenty-second “long” ovation at an archbishop’s urging at the end of Palm Sunday Mass. I also appreciate the archbishop’s call for fairness in … Continue reading

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I’ll Take Republicans for $2000, Alex

Do you like Jeopardy? Here’s an answer; click the link to get the question: Because it keeps the GOP coffers full. As one commenter noted, benefits to the poor will start rolling in about 2013, so even if the president … Continue reading

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RCIA 405-406: Welcoming and the Word

The first public celebration of drawing baptized, but uncatechized adults into the community is the Rite of Welcoming (RCIA 411-433) described briefly here: 405. The period of preparation is made holy by means of liturgical celebrations. The first of these … Continue reading

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Words, Words, and More Words

I noticed the feature post by William Mahrt at the CMAA blog, “Word, Words,” and especially his leadoff take on how to describe the people who gather/assemble/congregate to celebrate/hear/attend Mass. An excerpt: Take, for example, two words: assembly and congregation. “Congregation” … Continue reading

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