about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Category Archives: Directory for Masses With Children
The final section of the DMC. It’s been a wild ride, hasn’t it? 55. The contents of the Directory have as their purpose to help children readily and joyfully to encounter Christ together in the eucharistic celebration and to stand … Continue reading
DMC says no omissions, but they don’t mention the Rite of Peace: 53. When the eucharistic prayer has ended, the Lord’s Prayer, the breaking of bread, and the invitation to communion should always follow, [See DMC 23.] that is, the … Continue reading
The DMC predates the Eucharistic Prayers for Masses With Children by a few years. It does reiterate the importance of the EP, and how the priest prays it: 52. The eucharistic prayer is of the greatest importance in the eucharist … Continue reading
The DMC seems a little nervous skirting the issue of adapting Roman Missal prayers for children. With good reason, I’d say. Let’s read: 50. The priest is permitted to choose from the Roman Missal texts of presidential prayers more suited … Continue reading
Introductory comments on the Scriptures or on the saint of the day are commended: 47. All the elements that will help to explain the readings should be given great consideration so that the children may make the biblical readings their … Continue reading
A brief section on singing: 46. Verses of psalms, carefully selected in accord with the understanding of children, or singing in the form of psalmody or the Alleluia with a simple verse should be sung between the readings. The children … Continue reading