Category Archives: Liturgy

VNO: Outline Of Masses And Prayers For Various Needs And Occasions

We continue with the second in a series on the Roman Rite’s Masses And Prayers For Various Needs And Occasions (VNO). Remember that this section addresses liturgy for “intentions, which may be used in many situations, and for various needs and occasions.” … Continue reading

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Gospel Verbs, Ascension Edition

Depending on how or when you observe, from tomorrow or this weekend’s last Scripture reading: Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, … Continue reading

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VNO: Masses And Prayers For Various Needs And Occasions

One of the least-used sections of the Roman Rite is the chunk of pages nestled between Ritual Masses (sacraments, etc.) and Votive Masses. Masses And Prayers For Various Needs And Occasions take up only 87 pages in my parish’s Missal. … Continue reading

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Who Prepares Music For Worship? SttL 119-121

Ten years ago, the US Bishops released a much-anticipated document on church music, Sing to the Lord (SttL). One of the topics they addressed was the preparation of music for liturgy. Who does this? It’s a question addressed in numbered sections 119 … Continue reading

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Leaving Early

Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble lists five reasons to stay till the end of Mass. A friend posted this on facebook, which drew my cynical comment that people leave early because the parish offers them nothing more of value. The parish, … Continue reading

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Not For Lilies Only

I heard a few parishioner comments in favor of multiple angiosperm species being used for interior decoration this Easter season. Not just lilies. Art & Environment isn’t under my purview at my parish, but I like this notion all the … Continue reading

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Gladhanding at Mass

As I wind down blogging on this site, I thought I’d touch on some last topics. Long-time readers likely know my opinions on liturgical burps such as applause, percussion instruments, and lay ministries. So there may be a handful of … Continue reading

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