about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve a parish in music ministry.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Monthly Archives: August 2010
My parish is not a Newman Center. As I understand it, we were founded as a Newman Club at Iowa State in 1947 by Father James Supple, a priest assigned to the other parish in town. In less that two … Continue reading
Like most music directors, I receive nice glossy packets soliciting me to bring my choir to Rome or other nice places. And I do love to travel, so these pilgrimages strike me as attractive. However, I’ve also heard from friends … Continue reading
In addition to the funeral vigil, the OCF offers “related rites and prayers” for the period between death and the funeral liturgy. These three sections of OCF give the introduction and background on these. Sections 101 through 127 will give … Continue reading
The vigil may be celebrated at a church. If so, the rite presumes the body will be received with more ritual. In other locations, the vigil is quite simple with four elements: greeting, opening song, invitation to prayer, followed by … Continue reading
Some discussion in our parish about observing the Cardinal Newman beatification on the 18-19 September weekend. I’ve been asked to make a liturgical connection with our Episcopalian sisters and brothers down the street for a possible Sunday Vespers. My liturgical … Continue reading
I’m surprised more pro teams don’t turn to yoga like my hometown soccer Rhinos. Assistant coach Bill Sedgewick: I played a lot of minutes and I was never injured. I felt fresh. I felt it was the best way for … Continue reading