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by keitha
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Master of Papal Ceremonies
Replies: 0
Views: 2115

New Master of Papal Ceremonies

- from the Vatican's daily news bulletin: The Holy Father has appointed the Most Reverend Diego Giovanni Ravelli, office head of the Office of Papal Charites and Pontifical Master of Ceremonies, as Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations and head of the Pontifical Sistine Chapel Choir. Msgr. Di...
by keitha
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mission Opportunity
Replies: 7
Views: 2264

Re: Mission Opportunity

Just in case anyone may have got the wrong end of the stick, I have just come back from France and visited around 7 churches - some for public Mass. None them asked about my vaccination status. I would expect there to be an outcry if anyone suggested proof of vaccination should be required to enter ...
by keitha
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Vacancy for a new Papal MC
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Vacancy for a new Papal MC

Mgr Guido Marini, until now Papal Master of Ceremonies, has been appointed as Bishop of Tortona Diocese - see https://press.vatican.va/content/salast ... 0829a.html.
by keitha
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Middlesbrough Post
Replies: 0
Views: 1850

Middlesbrough Post

Middlesbrough is seeking a Diocesan Director of Music - and it is a full time post! Forward-looking I would suggest:

https://middlesbrough-diocese.org.uk/di ... r-of-music
by keitha
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: "Responsorial" Gloria
Replies: 10
Views: 3253

Re: "Responsorial" Gloria

For what it is worth, we're delaying the introduction of the Gloria for a few weeks while we get the congregation used to singing responses etc again. I can think of 2 responsorial Glorias - one from the Lourdes Mass (Lècot), but make sure you use the 2011 translation version (there are still a few ...
by keitha
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Rite News
Replies: 11
Views: 3124

Re: Extraordinary Rite News

And here's the Motu Proprio itself:

https://www.vatican.va/content/francesc ... todes.html
by keitha
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Rite News
Replies: 11
Views: 3124

Extraordinary Rite News

by keitha
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New 'Phase 4' Guidelines
Replies: 6
Views: 2320

New 'Phase 4' Guidelines

Latest guidelines from the England & Wales Bishops Conference:

https://www.cbcew.org.uk/covid-guidance ... ve-worship

In addition, the Bishops are hoping to reintroduce the Sunday obligation on the First Sunday of Advent.
by keitha
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communal Singing in Church
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

Communal Singing in Church

From Sajid Javid's statement to the Commons today: "There will no limits on the number of people who can attend life events such as weddings and funerals, and there will be no restrictions on communal worship or singing."
by keitha
Mon May 31, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding at Westminster
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

Re: Wedding at Westminster

I think that the Church could have given a prompter explanation of the rules in general terms, which might have removed some confusion and reduced reputational damage. Boris Johnson was baptised a Catholic. Neither of his first two 'marriages' took place in a Catholic Church or elsewhere with the re...
by keitha
Thu May 27, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship
Replies: 0
Views: 2418

New Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship

The Vatican has confirmed today that Archbishop Arthur Roche has been appointed as the new Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Probably not a great surprise as he was its Secretary until today. Presumably now in line for a Red Hat.
by keitha
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Updated guidelines for Religious Worship
Replies: 0
Views: 3047

Updated guidelines for Religious Worship

The Guidelines for Places of Worship have been updated today - see: COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship and special religious services and gatherings during the pandemic. Changes 'from' 28th March (which would normally on 29th March onwards). 'Small groups' are then allowed, but...
by keitha
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Women in 'Minor Orders'
Replies: 7
Views: 3629

Re: Women in 'Minor Orders'

I'm a little bothered if readers are being selected by someone other than, in a parish, the parish priest! As I said in my original posting, its really now over to the bishops to take this further and make it work in a reasonable and coherent manner, with the necessary formation being provided. The ...
by keitha
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Women in 'Minor Orders'
Replies: 7
Views: 3629

Women in 'Minor Orders'

Pope Francis has just issued a motu proprio that women can be installed in the liturgical ministries of lector and acolyte. Ok, women have been proclaiming readings at Mass, and girls have been serving on the altar (both with Vatican permission) – for 30 years or so, but up until now, only males cou...