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by helen rees
Tue May 22, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 6568

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

Have you tried Dave Wellington's Send us the rain Lord and Mike Stanley's Like the Dewfall which both went down well in our parish.
by helen rees
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 8854

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

I have a feeling I may be being even more mischievous that Incense Tom but when will it be time to change the Latin to match our translation . I quite like the sound of Credimus in unum Deum parentum. Maybe I have to much time on my hands.
by helen rees
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cardinal Sarah
Replies: 20
Views: 6335

Re: Cardinal Sarah

I too am delighted with the Cardinal's reply. As I was brought up to believe that Christ is present in the Priest, I cannot believe that Jesus would choose to turn his back on his people, and remember loving the change when it happened. Yes I am that old.
by helen rees
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: How accessible is your church?
Replies: 16
Views: 13402

Re: How accessible is your church?

I am proud to say that our Church in Dartford is very accessible with excellent wide doors and a properly fitted disabled toilet. The difficulty is that having got into the church there is really is nowhere where someone can sit in a wheelchair next to a companion with out blocking an aisle. When my...
by helen rees
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cardinal Sarah
Replies: 20
Views: 6335

Cardinal Sarah

Cardinal Sarah asks priests to start celebrating Mass facing east this Advent!!! Is this really going to happen. Why ? :(

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/20 ... ign=buffer
by helen rees
Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proclaim 15
Replies: 8
Views: 4038

Re: Proclaim 15

Sorry that should read Thursday not Friday
by helen rees
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proclaim 15
Replies: 8
Views: 4038

Re: Proclaim 15

Not quite on topic but almost - Is there any driver who would like to attend the event in Birmingham who would be able to drive a minibus from East London leaving on Friday about 2pm coming back on Saturday late. Please let me know if you can.
by helen rees
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymn to St Stephen
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Re: Hymn to St Stephen

Abbots Leigh would also be good for us. I want to find the tune most people will know. If any one is attending the Altar Servers Mass on Monday 4th at Ayelsford and likes singing do come and say hallo. The more voices the merrier.
by helen rees
Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymn to St Stephen
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Re: Hymn to St Stephen

Thank you John, that works nicely for our singers. And yes, it is the Mass at Aylesford on Monday. Am praying for good weather on a bank holiday Monday. Is that asking for too much?
by helen rees
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymn to St Stephen
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Hymn to St Stephen

Can anyone help me with the tune that is most commonly used for the hymn to St Stephen: Holy Stephen, Christ's dear martyr, First to shed thy blood for Him....." Our group is playing at a mass for the Guild of St Stephen and while it fits a lot of well known tunes, I would like to use a definit...
by helen rees
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Palm Sunday for guitars and flute
Replies: 25
Views: 9468

Re: Palm Sunday for guitars and flute

TIm Hughes - Here I am to worship Very difficult to see what this song has to do with Palm Sunday..... I think that the singers found inspiration after reading the Passion and the Second reading and thought the words particularly of the second verse were appropriate : "King of all Kings Oh so ...
by helen rees
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Palm Sunday for guitars and flute
Replies: 25
Views: 9468

Re: Palm Sunday for guitars and flute

Our family music group as led the music on Palm Sunday for several years and as well as those hymns already suggested have used very successfully Matt Redman - Once Again TIm Hughes - Here I am to worhsip Ron Kenolly? - Majesty Lord Jesus Christ you have come to us TAize Jesus remember me when you c...
by helen rees
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Eulogies
Replies: 12
Views: 5436

Re: Eulogies

I had an intense discussioin with both our priests today who were in disagreement over this issue. My PP is adamant that after some bad experiences he wants to insist that the Eulogy comes at the beginning so that he can redress any "issues" arising from this in the sermon. In a previous p...
by helen rees
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congregational singing of hymns
Replies: 147
Views: 45106

Re: Congregational singing of hymns

Thank you for these responses. I think I have to pick up the courage and just do it. The organist at church is very reluctant to keep things simple as she says people get bored. I think she means we singers. How long can you maintain a simple chant without breaking into parts or inserting verses? I ...
by helen rees
Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congregational singing of hymns
Replies: 147
Views: 45106

Re: Congregational singing of hymns

After years of knocking my head against the proverbial baked clay superstructure, I too had a breakthrough with communion processionals recently. Perhaps we expect too much, too soon. Your bunch have now accepted singing as they move. A huge step in more ways than one! Can you give examples of song...