Daily Archives: 6 November 2011

Funeral Lectionary: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Since we’re reading along with the Thessalonians of yore in our Sunday Lectionary even today, let’s have a look at one of the selections from that letter approved for funeral use: We do not want you to be unaware, brothers … Continue reading

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November Displays

A quick image of our parish’s narthex. Lit Easter Candle at the display of the book of the dead. Does your parish have people sign names into a book in November? One parish I heard about had an entire wall … Continue reading

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GDC 54: “To the person and to the truth”

Thanks to the grace of the Holy Spirit, we are able to find ourselves in an affirmative relationship with Jesus Christ. This is a brief¬†section, but quite profound: 54. This “Yes” to Jesus Christ, who is the fullness of the … Continue reading

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GIRM 23-26: Accommodations And Adaptations

The Church¬†reminds us of the purpose of accommodations and adaptations: an enhanced fruitfulness for the people. Not the convenience of the ministers. It’s not surprising that this line of thinking, derived from the 1994 Vatican document Varietates Legitimae, would be … Continue reading

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