about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Category Archives: Songlist
This past Sunday, we programmed “Take Up Your Cross,” a 19th century text by Charles W. Everest set in Gather Comprehensive to the tune O WALY WALY. I was careful to listen for the people singing in the pews, and … Continue reading
My personal experience with Saint Francis was rather minimal until the early 80’s. My home parish didn’t sing the hymn setting “All Creature of Our God and King” when I was a boy. The Newman Community certainly didn’t. Nor were … Continue reading
At noon Mass today, our pastor emeritus chose “Make Me a Channel/Prayer of St Francis” as the hymn of the day. It’s of the generation of “Keep In Mind,” and I remember singing this as a pre-Catholic in sixth grade. … Continue reading
It might have been two decades ago that I saw “Memorial Acclamation E” printed in a missalette: Keep in mind that Jesus Christ has died for us and is risen from the dead. He is our saving Lord, he is … Continue reading
We have a new parishioner, a university post-doc from Poland. She has ample singing experience in some really fine choirs in her native land as well as Scotland. Last week she mentioned her famous countryman’s favorite liturgical song, and look … Continue reading
My current parish is the only place I’ve served that does this hymn, text by Timothy Dudley-Smith and the tune, ONSLOW SQUARE, byDavid G. Wilson. It was an interesting choice for GIA to include in its early “contemporary” hymnal, Gather … Continue reading