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.
Vatican II pages
Hillary on The Coming Mercy Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Devin Rice on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on Songleader to Choir Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on The Warm-Up Liam on The Warm-Up Liam on Acclamation or Call/Response? Jim McCrea on Acclamation or Call/Response?
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Category Archives: Directory for Masses With Children
Part 3 of Chapter III treats “Preparation for the Celebration.” At our parish school, each Mass is assigned to a class for preparation. The liturgist and pastor each meet with the class to review the readings, produce intentions, and explore … Continue reading
Daily Mass in the life of children is questioned. I’m not sure where I stand on the boredom issue. Any Mass led by adults who are not solicitous of the spiritual needs of children will be boring. On the other … Continue reading
Other commentators have suggested there are a few curious prescriptions ahead, including the notion that a church might not be totally suitable for the celebration of Mass with children. My own sense is that churches should be made to be … Continue reading
Let’s delve into DMC 24, where a previous question was asked about lay preaching. 24. Since the eucharist is always the action of the entire ecclesial community, the participation of at least some adults is desirable. These should be present … Continue reading
A lot gets put on the priest. Do seminaries prepare him for this role? Do bishops emphasize this in continuing education with their clergy? Consider that the exodus of many Catholic children begins at the end of their grade school … Continue reading
Chapter Three’s Part 1. Offices and Ministries in the Celebration addresses liturgical ministries. Internal participationists who complain about multiple liturgical roles won’t like it. While the DMC differentiates between the two, this is where the Church connects ordinary participation with … Continue reading