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by FrGareth
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: How accessible is your church?
Replies: 16
Views: 10987

Re: How accessible is your church?

The key concept with "reasonable adjustments" is what is reasonable. At seminary, we were taught that one of the relevant criteria is how the cost of making disabled adaptations compares to the funds available for maintenance and actually spent on maintenance. If a church has not enough mo...
by FrGareth
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Order of Celebrating Matrimony
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Order of Celebrating Matrimony

I've just received my new copy of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony . It doesn't include the Eucharistic Prayers so has to be used together with an altar missal - though it does have the embolisms for EP1, 2 and 3 so you can have the embolism alongside the Missal rather than an awkward page turn th...
by FrGareth
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Holy Year of Mercy - are we doing anything?
Replies: 17
Views: 5384

Re: The Holy Year of Mercy - are we doing anything?

As Diocesan Director of Evangelisation, I am beginning to think about non-sacramental liturgies which could be celebrated in Holy Door churches in such a way that they would be meaningful to non-Catholics and those Catholics unready to avail of confession. If anyone has useful resources, please save...
by FrGareth
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Prayers
Replies: 0
Views: 903

Remembrance Prayers

Resource that might be useful for this Sunday or 11th November: Since 1968, a Service for Remembrance Sunday has been commended for general use by the Archbishops of Canterbury, of York, and of Wales, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, and the Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council. This ...
by FrGareth
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Preparation of the Gifts is not usually an appropriate p
Replies: 31
Views: 6850

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

I'm coming late to this discussion, but I note the national guidance ranks a hymn or music at this point as "priority 3" on a par with singing Kyrie Eleison, Agnus Dei or a recessional! http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Resources/Music/Singing.shtml
by FrGareth
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proclaim 15
Replies: 8
Views: 2716

Re: Proclaim 15

I am the Proclaim'15 co-ordinator for my diocese. Each co-ordinator was given the invidious task of selecting 35 individuals from their diocese to attend this limited-seats event in Birmingham. Since we are a small diocese, I wrote to all Parish Priests asking them to recommend delegates, as well as...
by FrGareth
Thu May 28, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O clap your hands
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

Re: O clap your hands

No clapping, but when it said 'Sing a new song' I preached this: https://catholicpreacher.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/sing-a-new-song-to-the-lord/
by FrGareth
Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sprinkling in different directions
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Sprinkling in different directions

Christ is Risen - and the big liturgies are done - Alleluia! Now is the time to recover, debrief and reflect. And I am reflecting on the differences in Sprinkling Rites: Easter Vigil: Water is blessed. Baptisms, if any, take place. Then the sequence is: * Call to prayer * Threefold renunciation of t...
by FrGareth
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Confirmation at the Vigil
Replies: 3
Views: 1710

Re: Confirmation at the Vigil

The PP must apply to the Diocesan Chancery for the faculty to confirm the person concerned. Whether this is usually granted, or whether the diocesan bishop prefers to ask such persons to wait until he celebrates parish confirmations, is a policy set by each bishop in his own diocese. But the PP may ...
by FrGareth
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Eucharistic Adoration
Replies: 17
Views: 4984

Re: Eucharistic Adoration

A few careful distinctions are needed here.... (1) Between Adoration AS Evangelisation and Adoration FOR Evangelisation There are a few initiatives around where Adoration is used as a means of evangelisation - the retreats run by Youth 2000 or the 'Nightfever' drop-in model of urban ministry. These ...
by FrGareth
Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Texts for Weddings
Replies: 1
Views: 1316

Liturgical Texts for Weddings

If you preside at Catholic Weddings, or prepare service booklets for them, I have uploaded a bunch of resources to a new section of my website . Wedding Masses are pretty straightforward with the new Missal, though you still need to print the Rite of Marriage and might find a sheet of Eucharistic Pr...
by FrGareth
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Exultet
Replies: 32
Views: 10927

Re: Exultet

There's a simpler setting of the Exsultet (PDF and sound file, using a Gregory Murray psalm tone, with assembly refrains) on this web page: http://www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/pastoralformation/liturgy/presiders.php but not for much longer, I suspect..... This setting has worked well for the past f...
by FrGareth
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil
Replies: 10
Views: 3276

Re: Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil

I wrote most of the Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litany_of_the_Saints concerning the Ordinary form. There you will find the nuances of how to structure Litanies for different kinds of rituals!
by FrGareth
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Word and Communion, revised 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1109

Word and Communion, revised 2013

If it hasn't already crossed your radar, you might want to know the Liturgy Office released a revised service for Word and Communion last November: text as pdf.

I tried to search the forum for it, but search rejects "word", "and" and "communion" all as overused words!
by FrGareth
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Print Reproduction
Replies: 5
Views: 2070

Re: Print Reproduction

Does your parish use Churchmarketplace? They had a special rate with Toshiba last time I checked.