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
Liam on Trillions Dick Martin on To Praise the Dead or To Pray… charlesincenca on Funeral Prayers John Donaghy on In Paradisum Jen on In Paradisum Liam on In Paradisum Liam on What Pope Francis Intends On A… FrMichael on What Pope Francis Intends On A… Dick Martin on Funeral Prayers NorDog on Boycott
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Category Archives: The Armchair Liturgist
Some parishes keep a large supply at hand. Occasionally, a sacristan miscalculates for an event like a wedding, a funeral, or when a sporting event draws attention away from Mass attendance. How much is too much? Too little? Be an armchair … Continue reading
I noticed at PrayTell a thread on First Confessions and how people do it, hopefully differently from one example given in the in-box there. The correspondent reports one First Penance liturgy being kid-sinners only–no family members. Sit in the purple … Continue reading
Discussion at PrayTell here about whether Mass is really necessary or good on tomorrow’s observance. But I ask you to consider something more pragmatic: should you take up a collection on Ash Wednesday?
At my parish, both resident and student parishioners are invited to write the Sunday prayers. This month, one of our writers asked me if we ever invite a response other than, “Lord, hear our prayer.” We don’t change the response … Continue reading
In case you haven’t been paying attention, Ash Wednesday is less than two weeks away. Someone on PrayTell mentioned a practice of emptying the font during Lent–but keeping holy water in the sconces at the door. Wouldn’t work at my … Continue reading
PrayTell posted video of that Orthodox priest sprinkling with gusto. Will many Catholic parishes be sprinkling this Sunday, though without this much vigor? Sit in the purple chair and render judgment on the question: How often would your parish sprinkle instead … Continue reading
This weekend’s feast gives a choice of readings. The 1998 Lectionary added options for years B and C. We’re in the former of those cycles, but the A readings are still a possibility. (Check the USCCB site for them.) This … Continue reading