Category Archives: Parish Life

First Communion Menu

Today was First Communion for our parish’s youngsters. I had some fun with the group. Neither priest showed up at the group rehearsal yesterday–that’s not a big deal actually. It’s one of the jobs of a liturgist to make sure … Continue reading

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Not Quite A Relegation Battle

Today’s early EPL game is Spurs versus WHU. First half is all I get today, as a full Saturday docket awaits at the parish, and I’ve had the last two days off with the recovering patient at home. It’s got … Continue reading

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Joyful Alleluia

One of the parish’s favorite settings for the Gospel Acclamation is a nearly hidden chestnut in the GIA catalogue by Howard Hughes, SM. We pull it out for Christmas and Easter seasons. The most difficult thing is getting one or … Continue reading

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Sleep

I had about a half-hour last night before rehearsing with one of the Easter Vigil cantors. A good time to pray, I thought. Opened the Bible and settled onto the couch in one of the rooms off the student lounge. … Continue reading

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Riot Aftermath

The university has cancelled the school’s festival. Some revelry continues. As our associate pastor was leaving the building shortly after this past┬ámidnight, an unconscious student was discovered in a closet. Unable to awaken the person, police were called and the … Continue reading

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Penance By Appointment: A Secretary’s View

I was glad to see the “Penance By Appointment” post get a little attention yesterday. It fell far behind the usual centers of attention here–readings for funerals and weddings. Even the reconciliation readings page got more views. I knew Liam … Continue reading

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Penance By Appointment

In my parish’s print bulletin, this semester’s hours for the Sacrament of Penance are listed: 3:30 PM Saturday 8:00 PM Thursday & by appointment I’ve heard the occasional fuss online (never really in a parish) about that last line, when … Continue reading

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