The Armchair Liturgist Celebrates the Last Sunday in October

This weekend is “Priesthood Sunday.” Is your parish doing anything about it? Check Archbishop Gregory’s thoughts on it.

I found a parish in which the pastor wrote up something big in the church bulletin last weekend. Is that kind of thing fitting, do you think?

In my parish, it’s Parents Weekend at the University, one of our two biggest Sundays of the year, far outstripping Easter.

The last Sunday in October is also recommended for parishes who have a dedication anniversary in a liturgical season where the Mass cannot be changed to something suitable. A parish’s dedication anniversary is an important enough feast, and higher ranking than the parish patron, that is should supercede an ordinary Sunday. Anybody doing that?

Suppose you are sitting in the purple chair. Do you honor the clergy of the parish in a non-cringe-worthy way? Or let it alone? Or is something else on your plate this weekend?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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2 Responses to The Armchair Liturgist Celebrates the Last Sunday in October

  1. Liam says:

    Reformation Sunday?

  2. Katherine says:

    We’ve added a specific petition to the intercessory prayers. There was a heads-up little entry in last week’s bulletin, with a prayer for priests in rather old-fashioned language; I don’t know who chose it (it wasn’t the pastor).

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