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by keitha
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Middlesbrough Post
Replies: 0
Views: 58

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: 6
Views: 193

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: 325

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: 325

Extraordinary Rite News

by keitha
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New 'Phase 4' Guidelines
Replies: 6
Views: 277

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: 410

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: 287

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: 581

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: 1251

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: 2155

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: 2155

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...
by keitha
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Lockdown Mark2 - Here we go again
Replies: 0
Views: 2219

Lockdown Mark2 - Here we go again

Here is the latest detail following the Prime Minister's announcement last night: "Places of Worship will be closed, unless they are being used for: Funerals To broadcast acts of worship Individual prayer Formal childcare or where part of a school Essential voluntary and public services, such as blo...
by keitha
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship III - the changes on and from 24th and 28th September
Replies: 0
Views: 2408

The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship III - the changes on and from 24th and 28th September

Southern Comfort has already kindly added some comments on the latest position. However, having just finished wading through the latest legislation and the Guidelines issued today (which are appallingly drafted!), I thought that it might be helpful to start a new thread covering all of the latest ch...
by keitha
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 11475

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

The latest version of the Guidelines follows the change in the law that came into force on 14 September and applies the 'Rule of Six' to singing groups - so that they cannot number more than 6 (see particularly section 4): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use...
by keitha
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 11475

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

I guess the problem is that the Guidelines are a 'one size fits all' concept and are not the perfect fit for every faith. My view was that we should aim for a staged recovery, and that is what my PP and I agreed. Stage 1 was a said Mass with the bare minimum. After 3 weeks we moved to Stage 2, which...