Category Archives: Liturgy

How Long?

Discussion here at PrayTell about the length of an entrance song. I’m more interested in the exit phenomenon. One commenter mentioned the 90-minute spacing between Mass starts, and abbreviated songs allow musicians to have mercy on people stuck in two-way … Continue reading

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Wordy Intercessions

I noticed and commented on this thread on PrayTell. The topic is “praying against.” and a sample intercession reads: For our church and/or nation, that God may raise up shepherds after Christ’s own loving heart, and bring down from their … Continue reading

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Belief

The last week, I’ve seen a good bit in social media about the poll underlining supposed lack/loss of belief in some kind of presence in the Eucharist. I’ve read the results minimized, dismissed, and criticized for a lack of depth … Continue reading

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One Or Five

I played in a bridge tournament this weekend, so my usual five Masses were just one. It felt fresh to come in and play just the 8AM Mass. It was more than the anticipation of leisure and play. I found … Continue reading

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USCCB Acquires Grail Psalter

The news at PrayTell is here. I read that the 341 changes made in Rome will be rolled back. For the Hours, the canticles of the Bible will eventually emerge from this. A good development for the cause of good … Continue reading

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Managing A Cantor III: Location, Location

  One cantor long ago told me she would never do the psalm from the ambo. As she crossed the center line of the church she didn’t want to be emphasizing the lower part of her trunk as she bowed … Continue reading

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Managing A Cantor II: Arm Gestures

One of the modest sins I’ve noticed over the years from various psalmists is a gesture taking place when they are finished singing the psalm verse. Not when the people are supposed to enter the music. It’s a small thing. … Continue reading

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