Before commencing the Eucharistic Prayer this morning, the pastor mentioned one of our neighboring parishes–the one in my town of residence. Pray for them on their patronal feast, he asked.
Years ago, I made sure the parish school observed school and parish feasts at the weekday Masses. It was important, I thought, to put a perspective in a culture where boys and girls thought of other Catholic places as foils for athletic prowess.
Don’t know why I didn’t think of it for Sunday Mass: adding an intercession for parishes in our deanery and the cathedral parish as well as we cycle through the year. Ever experience this? Sit in the purple chair and make a liturgical ruling: make a mention of neighbors on their patronal feast? Or a bit more, and if so, how much?