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by Keraulophon
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 193
Views: 50945

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Of course, I'm delighted that those responsible for the current non-Latin texts have decided to use inclusve language for once and admit that non-mascuine persons may be "of goodwill". However, if we are going to examine the minutiae, they'd have had a good excuse in the Gloria, because hominibus is...
by Keraulophon
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 193
Views: 50945

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Curious that those responsible for the current English language text for the Mass actually used the inclusive term "people" in that phrase, as opposed to their usual preference for "men".
by Keraulophon
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Digital Organ in St Peter's causing controversy?
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Digital Organ in St Peter's causing controversy?

Steven Markovitz of Allen Organs posts a Tablet Blog on 29 January - "Digital organs are the future - it's time to end the schism".

www.thetablet.co.uk/blogs/1/1128/digita ... the-schism
by Keraulophon
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 6384

Re: First communion music

Yes, of course, the Catechism of the Church is clear about this. "[1669] Sacramentals derive from the baptismal priesthood: every baptized person is called to be a "blessing," and to bless. Hence lay people may preside at certain blessings; the more a blessing concerns ecclesial and sacramental life...
by Keraulophon
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 6384

Re: First communion music

Deacons can legimately impart certain blessings; Eucharistic MInisters cannot. They can however, like any Christian, request God to look with favour upon people.
by Keraulophon
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: How accessible is your church?
Replies: 16
Views: 11747

Re: How accessible is your church?

We made alterations to the church a few years ago that involved re-arranging the toilets. The local authority then required at least one to be suited to disabled use and came and inspected it after completion. (They then required the white walls to be painted grey to provide contrast to the white su...
by Keraulophon
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sion Community
Replies: 2
Views: 1495

Re: Sion Community

We had their team(s) 8 years ago. Very much led by laity, with a priest just a team member. Great time for the community to find out new ways of praying, celebrating and studying Scripture. You get a visit a year ahead and a chance to tell them what your community seems to need; than a week of home ...
by Keraulophon
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Holy Year of Mercy - are we doing anything?
Replies: 17
Views: 6015

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

I am told that my pp said a week or two back the he expected to receive guidance by mid October.
by Keraulophon
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: "Thou shalt sing at Mass"
Replies: 9
Views: 2979

Re: "Thou shalt sing at Mass"

One of our organists postulates that people are more likely to sing when the organ is played at maximum volume ... ... because they then think that others cannot hear their mistakes or observe their inability to simg in tune!
by Keraulophon
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Preparation of the Gifts is not usually an appropriate p
Replies: 31
Views: 8457

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

Is there sometimes confusion between the Procession with Gifts and the Preparation of Gifts? In the latter case most mass books have the comment that the "Blessed be God Forever" dialogue may be omitted if there is singing - no mention of there perhaps being instrumental music. (And, of co...
by Keraulophon
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: School Masses
Replies: 12
Views: 3601

Re: School Masses

The 1973 document is cited in a footnote somewhere in the current edition of GIRM. Its existence is reasonably well known among RE coordinators and chaplains in schools - at least in my home diocese.
by Keraulophon
Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: School Masses
Replies: 12
Views: 3601

Re: School Masses

The Directory for Masses with Children, which can be downloaded from the Liturgy Office, says that "Verses of psalms, carefully selected in accord with the understanding of children, or a song in the form of psalmody or the Alleluia with a simple verse should be sung between the readings. The c...
by Keraulophon
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Reception by eucharistic ministers
Replies: 10
Views: 3173

Re: Reception by eucharistic ministers

Apologies to Phlorida Phil for missing the earlier clarification about advice from local conferences of bishops regarding the time at which ministers approach. I now wonder, though, just what the originators of the instruction had in mind by "approach"? Was there a vision that the minister...
by Keraulophon
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Year of Faith - Did it help increase numbers in your parish?
Replies: 16
Views: 5157

Re: Year of Faith - Did it help increase numbers in your par

It may be prudent not to deduce too much from the statistics printed in diocesan Yearbooks. I was told by a previous pp that he reported the attendance figure at below (I think) 500 to avoid being asked for higher contributions to various diocesan funds. Whether true or not, priests may well fear th...