Category Archives: Parish Life

Psalm 4: Lord, Let Your Face

One of our parishioners captured one of my new compositions, a setting of Psalm 4, nicely led by one of our parish’s fine singers, Norie. The psalmists at my parish are very patient with new compositions, and in turn, I … Continue reading

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New Year Predictions: Humbug!

I’ve never been a fan of New Year predictions. I still read them. This one, being a churchy-sourced one, offered this ball-gazing comment: Mass attendance will continue to decline in the West, especially among young people. But media will increasingly … 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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Mercy On The Way

My parish’s Liturgy Commission is preparing the fourth in a (hopefully) continuing series of events inspired by the Jubilee of Mercy and Pope Francis’s call in Misericordia et Misera 18: Now is the time to unleash the creativity of mercy, … Continue reading

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Mercy Among Us

Poster for our parish’s next mercy event: Details in the white space: Mercy Among Us Renew your faith with us this Christmas season, exploring mercy through Scripture and music Holy Trinity Catholic Church Wednesday January 4th 2017 at 7pm

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From the Healing Mass

One of my facebook friends snagged this image from last night’s Mass. My hammer dulcimer is totally obscured; I am not dozing off during the entrance song. It’s an interesting experience, this inclusion of charismatic healing with Mass. I was … Continue reading

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Observing All Souls

Over the years, different parishes I’ve served have observed All Souls Day in different ways. Mass. The Hours. Social gatherings. One of the more significant memories I have was when I was on retreat at a Benedictine monastery one second … Continue reading

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