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
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Category Archives: The Armchair Liturgist
By now, the Christmas liturgy schedule at your parish should be set. We all recognize that, over the years, Catholics have drifted to an earlier observance. I noticed in my old Kansas City parish has cranked their Christmas Eve schedule … Continue reading
The text of this much-loved and much-expected song is derived from the Liturgy of the Hours for the final days of Advent. The “O Antiphons” are linked to the singing of the Magnificat at Evening Prayer. How did they become … Continue reading
Long before I arrived, my parish was accustomed to dimming the lights for the start of weekend Advent liturgies. It’s a custom I’ve felt disinclined to discontinue. Music for the introductory rites is always something for which people need no … Continue reading
The worship office forwarded the FDLC materials for Advent the other day. They provide a “canned” liturgy for form II of Penance, the communal celebration with individual confession and absolution. I don’t intend to be derogatory in saying “canned.” I find … Continue reading
Consider when people bring the bread and wine to or toward the altar for Mass. Where does the handoff take place between people and clergy? My parish doesn’t have servers, and the sacristan is usually busy with duties about the time … Continue reading
Greeting at Mass: let’s talk about this. My associate pastor likes to make a thing of it before the ritual greeting after the Entrance Song. This morning at Mass, the choir director invited visiting alumni to stand and be noticed. … Continue reading