The Armchair Liturgist: Candlemas

Over the years occasional comments on the last outpost of the Christmas season. It’s only every five, six, or eleven years it lands on a Sunday to replace green with white. This year, it’s a mid-week observance. Sit in the purple chair and consider how you might impose your liturgical will on parish and/or school.

Provide candles for Massgoers, or invite them to bring their own?

Special music if such isn’t ordinary during a weekday Mass?

Any edibles and drinks after liturgy?

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to The Armchair Liturgist: Candlemas

  1. Liam says:

    I can’t speak to school Masses, but for adult daily Mass congregants: why not ask them beforehand to take the temperature of the room, as it were? A lot may depend on what time of day Mass is scheduled and whether daily Mass congregants have a time expectation that would be frustrated by surprise.

    And, if something is decided to be special more than usual (were I a daily congregant, I would probably welcome it – but that phase of my life has not yet dawned given COVID despite my recent retirement): communicate it in advance, not just the bulletin of the Sunday before.

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