Category Archives: Liturgy

A New View

My parish has something bright on the horizon when we’ve passed the virus crisis. If construction continues close to schedule, we should be ready to move in for Mass sometime in June. Yet to arrive: the steeple, the crucifix, the … Continue reading

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Easter Stays Put

Guidance from the CDWDS is out. I’ve seen a little fuss here and there on social media about the directive not to move the date of Easter. I don’t have a problem with that order. One factor is moving Easter … Continue reading

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Drive-In Communion

A friend alerted me to a new development in the world of sacramental practice. Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth: Mass will continue to be celebrated at the scheduled times throughout the territory of the Diocese of Fort Worth, but … Continue reading

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No Mass

I was considering that producing weekly worship aids was going to be my task and possible headache in the weeks ahead. Word came late this afternoon that the archbishop has directed all liturgical gatherings to cease. Unexpected, but perhaps not … Continue reading

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Hymnals In Storage

A new communication from my archdiocese “recommends” the removal of “music books” from the pews. Across the Puget Sound, they are at the epicenter of the earliest covid-19 outbreaks. In my discussions with publisher contacts this morning, I had two … Continue reading

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Progress In Light

The powers-that-be opened up our church’s construction zone to the parish-at-large this weekend. Most everyone I talked to was impressed. There’s more light coming in without any light fixtures than we had with the former system on 100% power. I … Continue reading

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Face Time

It is difficult. I was conversing with a staff colleague today and the topic of wash-hands-don’t-touch-face came up. In the next minute, she adjusted her bangs near her eye, and I touched the corner of my mouth. All without thinking, … Continue reading

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