Category Archives: Rites

Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Acts 3:1-10

Care for people who are sick and dying has been part of Christianity from the time of Jesus. The Jewish tradition extends centuries into the past from there. In its rites for Pastoral Care, the Catholic church offers no less … Continue reading

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Scriptures For Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying

The wedding and funeral readings remain the most visited links on this site, long after friends and foils have abandoned me for facebook, other blogs, and even real life. Ages ago (it seems) I blogged extensively on the Pastoral Care … Continue reading

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Mile-High … Marriage?

From what I hear in pastoral ministry circles, the term “convalidation” is heading out the door. I’m sure there’s a reason. It’s likely a good one. Much cooing over Pope Francis doing something to regularize/recognize/bless a civil marriage between two … Continue reading

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Wedding Antiphons

A friend alerted me to this work posted a few days ago on the CCW blog, Three Entrance Antiphons for the Celebration of Marriage. Richard Clark is a fine composer. I commend this work linked on the blog post. Some … Continue reading

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Music In The Rite of Marriage: SttL 219-224

Nine numbered sections in Sing To The Lord detail the thoughts and directives of the US bishops on liturgical music for weddings. Let’s look at the last six of these and the advice given by the US bishops. Paragraph 219 advises dioceses … Continue reading

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Music In The Rite of Marriage: SttL 216-218

Nine numbered sections in Sing To The Lord detail the thoughts and directives of the US bishops on liturgical music for weddings. As a pastoral musician I can tell you planning with engaged couples is a significant component of our service to the … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Deuteronomy 8:7-14a, 17-18

We look at good words from the Jewish Torah for this non-Lectionary possibility for a wedding reading: For the LORD, your God, is bringing you into a good country, a land with streams of water, with springs and fountains welling up … Continue reading

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