Daily Archives: 24 April 2014

Joyful Alleluia

One of the parish’s favorite settings for the Gospel Acclamation is a nearly hidden chestnut in the GIA catalogue by Howard Hughes, SM. We pull it out for Christmas and Easter seasons. The most difficult thing is getting one or … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: John 15:9-14

Toward the end of the long section in the Rite of Penance (RP 101-201) there is a reading which shares most of the verses with two┬ásuggested for weddings. It is from Jesus’ farewell supper with his disciples. What does a … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 31: The Risen Christ Inspires Community

Let’s begin a new stage in our journey with Pope John Paul II, his third chapter, “Dies Ecclesiae,” the Day of the Church. He describes the “Eucharistic Assembly” as residing in the “Heart of Sunday.” Is this too much of … Continue reading

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EG 148: Preaching With Balance and Perspective

A brief passage from Pope Francis today. The preacher doesn’t really get to choose a convenient perspective–whatever suits the mood. There is the specific passage. There is also the larger perspective of the entire Bible. There is also a valid … Continue reading

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