Daily Archives: 2 March 2022

Gather IV Review Part 4: Rites of the Church

GIA’s newest edition of the Gather hymnal features a substantial section for “Rites of the Church.” There’s a little something for everything here.  There are six acclamations for RCIA in numbered sections 118-127. Eleven musical bits for baptism of children … Continue reading

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Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us 92: Liturgical Life

The US Bishops published Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us in 1999. In their part III, A Plan for Ministry, would you believe they outlined five important factors for liturgical formation? These cover the Catechism, 1066-1690 and the General Directory for … Continue reading

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Forty Days

Image credit of the modern Judean Desert: By David Shankbone – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3417044 Time to break out the big book in this collection. While most users are moving bookmarks from Pentecost to Ash Wednesday, I find … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton On Ashes

The practice, sillies, not the song. From one of Neil’s essays thirteen Lents ago, a small excerpt from the Kentucky Trappist: (I)n laying upon us the light cross of ashes, the Church desires to take off our shoulders all other … Continue reading

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