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by John Ainslie
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 18
Views: 2851

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

For decades my parish has celebrated First Communions fully integrated into the Sunday morning Masses. Over two of the morning Masses over four weeks in Eastertide, from 6 to maximum 10 children make their first Communion (we have about 60 first communicants a year). They will have been expected to ...
by John Ainslie
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Installation of new Archbishop of Southwark
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Installation of new Archbishop of Southwark

I received the attached open invitation as an NNPM contact. Any SSG members or others interested in taking part?
by John Ainslie
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 82429

Re: The wickedness of face cream

Nearly typed on an Order of Service booklet:

HOMILY - please be sedated.
by John Ainslie
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymn for deceased parishioners
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Hymn for deceased parishioners

Some years ago, my then ex-Anglican parish priest brought to my attention a hymn in honour of deceased parishioners. We sang it each November for a number of years. It is from the New English Hymnal (208): I have changed the beginning to read 'In our day of remembrance' instead of 'In our day of tha...
by John Ainslie
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 9532

Mass translation may be revised?

The Tablet this weekend announces that Pope Francis has ordered a review of the guideleines on liturgical translations from Latin. Archbishop Arthur Roche will head a body of bishops 'from across the world'. It will look at the current rules (i.e. Liturgiam Authenticam) and also examine how much of...
by John Ainslie
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 82429

Re: The wickedness of face cream

Spotted on amazon.co.uk: a learned book by Enrico Mazza - "The Theology of Liturgy in the Parasitic Age". Image

And when would that be? A special indulgence for the best answer.
by John Ainslie
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Here is a cantor!
Replies: 8
Views: 4283

Here is a cantor!

During a service with Pope Francis at the Ground Zero Memorial in New York City, Cantor Azi Schwartz delivered a haunting rendition of the Jewish prayer to the fallen.

Here it is: https://youtu.be/EQ6QItyQnGY
by John Ainslie
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Journal
Replies: 2
Views: 2077

Re: Journal

The next issue is due to be mailed this week.

'Pax omnibus de liminibus' is what I think you were looking for, PhPh, but there are too many busses there for it to be elegant Latin.
by John Ainslie
Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Preparation of the Gifts is not usually an appropriate p
Replies: 31
Views: 11846

Re: The Preparation of the Gifts is not usually an appropria

Does it make a difference if we name it Offertory Procession? Shuffle of feet and clink of pennies. Movement. What about dance? Some four or more years ago there was a public meeting in Westminster Cathedral (on the 1st of April, if I remember correctly!) at which Cardinal Arinze, the Nigerian then...
by John Ainslie
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Preparation of the Gifts is not usually an appropriate p
Replies: 31
Views: 11846

Re: The Preparation of the Gifts is not usually an appropria

"The Preparation of the Gifts is not usually an appropriate place for a hymn." Explain! Would someone please identify the said 'Centre of Excellence' and also quote the entire paragraph or whatever in which this statement occurs? Now I grant you that an unthinking "we must have a hym...
by John Ainslie
Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 219
Views: 80040

Re: Liturgical Tourism

I feel strongly that, where a Sunday Mass is normally sung, some singing should be provided every Sunday. Music leadership is a ministry to the community, helping them to praise God. Does God take August off? I think not. In my 29 years as music leader in my parish, I made it a point of honour and f...
by John Ainslie
Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 219
Views: 80040

Re: Liturgical Tourism

On Sunday 6th September I was in Boppard-am-Rhein, ten miles south of Koblenz. Big German-Romanesque church, officially a minor basilica. Excellent professional organist who could really lead the congregation as well as play - on the previous day he had entertained a respectable midday crowd to a co...
by John Ainslie
Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music Animator required
Replies: 43
Views: 15363

Music Animator required

Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Parish – Balham, London (SW12 8QJ) seeks to appoint, from September 2015, a practising Catholic as Music Animator for its very lively 9.30am Sunday Family Mass. The successful candidate will ideally be a guitar player, with an understanding of the Mass, and able to confiden...
by John Ainslie
Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Summer School 2015 - places still available!
Replies: 0
Views: 2640

Summer School 2015 - places still available!

It's still not too late to book a place at this year's Summer School - and in a nice countryside location in this hot weather! There are still some bedrooms free - and we really don't want to pay High Leigh for empty bedrooms! The FREE places for 18-35s are also still open. And there are plenty of £...
by John Ainslie
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Timothy Campbell RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 2959

Re: Timothy Campbell RIP

Tim’s body will be brought into the church of Our Lady and St George, Walthamstow, E17 9HU at 5 pm on Wednesday 8th July and the Requiem Mass will be at 1 pm on Thursday 9th July, followed by burial at Leystonstone Catholic cemetery. The church is in a built-up area, so car parking may be very diffi...