Daily Archives: 30 April 2010

The Weekly Weeknight Mass

My current parish is the second in which I’ve ever lived where the liturgy schedule features one of the weekly Masses regularly scheduled for a weeknight. And it’s big. We draw up to 175 for a 10PM Thursday Night Liturgy … Continue reading

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Mothers and Fathers, Get the Spirit

Before you look it up on your pda calendar or on the net or lower down in this post, answer this quickie: can Mother’s Day or Father’s Day ever fall on Pentecost? I don’t know about other nations’ observances of … Continue reading

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End of Life Issues

Blogger Matt Abbott tries to generate some heat on the hospice movement. Quoting Ron Panzer, of the Hospice Patients Alliance: Hundreds of thousands of patients are killed in the world each year in this manner … That’s sure an attention-getter. … Continue reading

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RCIA 490-498: Rite of Reception

The Rite of Reception (of a Baptized Christian) within Mass is much like the initiation rites we’ve seen elsewhere in RCIA, streamlined for the circumstances. The outline is: Invitation Profession of Faith Act of Reception [Confirmation] (if needed, with Laying … Continue reading

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