Daily Archives: 20 May 2012

Acceptance: The Cycle Begins Again

It was a bonus to come to a parish four years ago that did a year-round catechumenate. What’s that, you ask? Simply that we are focused on evangelization and welcoming twelve months a year. Not just in the Fall. And … Continue reading

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Violet Semifinal 1

“Veni Sancte Spiritus” had the easiest route to the Spiritual Sixteen, dispatching two poll opponents bya combined 56-7. And there’s “Holy Holy Holy,” a traditional hymn that seems ubiquitous, but didn’t make the NPM’s top-25.

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RDCA II, 20: Pastoral Preparation

It’s not every day a community will dedicate a church. The aim of preparation is participation: active, intelligent, and devout, (2003 ICEL: “conscious, devout, and active”)¬†as the rite says: 20. In order that the people may take part fully in … Continue reading

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GDC 279-280: “Some responsibilities proper to the catechetical ministry”

Let’s examine “Some responsibilities proper to the catechetical ministry,” specifically, an “Analysis of the situation and its needs.” This analysis is directed for dioceses and other “big” organizations, but a parish should probably be attuned to this: 279. The particular … Continue reading

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