about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve a parish in music ministry.
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
Nine of the DMC’s fifty-five sections detail the proclamation and preaching of the Word. Rome considers this important for children, clearly. 41. Since readings taken from holy Scripture “form the main part of the liturgy of the word,” [GIRM 33.] … Continue reading
The introductory rites: one of the battlegrounds of the liturgy tussles. DMC weighs in on the side of directness and simplicity. The important factor is to allow these rites to do their job and not distract children. 40. The introductory … Continue reading
Chapter III, Part 8 of the DMC takes a look at the parts of the Mass. In fact, these sections and the fifteen that follow will detail some specifics on various Mass parts and how they could and should be … Continue reading
It’s really an urban legend that Vatican II and its emphasis on participation neglects the interior. Also in the status of “legend” or “myth” is the notion that progressive liturgists demur on the issue of silence. 37. Even in Masses … Continue reading
Even before the modern video culture took root, DMC recognized the value of what a child sees at Mass: 35. The liturgy of the Mass contains many visual elements and these should be given great prominence with children. This is … Continue reading
Music down, gesture to go: 33. In view of the nature of the liturgy as an activity of the entire person and in view of the psychology of children, participation by means of gestures and posture should be strongly encouraged … Continue reading