Category Archives: Liturgy

How Much Use for the 1998 Missal?

I noticed on PrayTell some discussion about the 1998 Sacramentary centering on how much it gets used. I think some churchfolk would be surprised at how much it is utilized. As a resource containing prayers, I will freely admit I’ve … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Liturgy

New reader Karen DiNoto made a query I’d like to draw out and offer some extended commentary. I am a new catechist and going to be doing the dismissal and lesson this week and need some thought provoking questions on … Continue reading

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Cleaning Cloudy Glass

I usually leave the tough stains to the volunteers who know what they’re doing. But our archdiocesan liturgy director passed on advice to parishes in the latest communication from the chancery. I thought I would share with you readers, in … Continue reading

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Where Will Cross-Fertilization Be Found?

The fiftieth anniversary of a pope’s first vernacular Mass in centuries has drawn a lot of comment around the blogosphere. I have seen cited a wish, cited by Pope Benedict XVI, I think, that the traditional Latin Mass and the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis On Fifty Years

There’s been much discussion at PrayTell on the Mass fifty years after Pope Paul broke the modern language barrier with Mass in Italian. Fr Anthony Ruff, sans ticket, was there for the courtyard experience, and reports here on what Pope Francis … Continue reading

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New Vestment

One of our parishioners did a marvelous job on our new Lent vestment. Draped in the sacristy is one thing–the look is better in the church with it hanging on a clerical body. My pastor put in a request a … Continue reading

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A Little Votive Prevention

In my parish, the shrine of the Blessed Mother icon is framed by many receptacles for small candles. The wick’d wax of choice is tea lights our volunteer team (a mother and daughter) acquires from Hobby Lobby for us. A … Continue reading

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