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by BobHayes
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Dance Workshop in Leeds
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

Re: Dance Workshop in Leeds

I hadn't realised ecumenism extended to New Age and occult-inspired practices such as the enneagram. :?
by BobHayes
Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Laity squeezed out?
Replies: 19
Views: 6729

Laity squeezed out?

Over the past few months I have attended Sunday Mass in several parishes in the Midlands and North. In no fewer than three churches I was struck by the utter passivity of the people in the pews. Congregational singing - and even the responses proper to the laity - were in the sole possession of a mu...
by BobHayes
Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Farewell to uk (as we know it)
Replies: 8
Views: 4702

Re: Farewell to uk (as we know it)

All the best to you in your pastures new.
by BobHayes
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Heritage Open Days
Replies: 5
Views: 3044

Re: Heritage Open Days

Our two-day event went smoothly and was appreciated by our visitors, several of whom were curious to find out about or return to the Catholic faith. Our complimentary refreshments in the parish centre offered a welcome break for the serious heritage trailers - and we received generous donations for ...
by BobHayes
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Heritage Open Days
Replies: 5
Views: 3044

Re: Heritage Open Days

We are opening 10am-4pm on Friday and Saturday. Visitors will be able to explore, guided by signage explaining everything from aspects of Catholic worship to architectural features. Volunteers will be on hand to show visitors 'behind the scenes' - e.g. the sacristy and confessionals. The parish cent...
by BobHayes
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Heritage Open Days
Replies: 5
Views: 3044

Heritage Open Days

Are any parishes / churches participating in the Heritage Open Days weekend - 11-14 September? In particular I am thinking of events beyond the 'come and look round our nice building' format. Evangelisation, music, other events....?
by BobHayes
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Payment of Wedding Fees
Replies: 9
Views: 4080

Re: Payment of Wedding Fees

Have to confess that I have never given this subject any thought! Pardon my ignorance.
by BobHayes
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses
Replies: 37
Views: 13428

Re: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses

dmu3tem wrote:It is inevitable that different people in different places should have different liturgical 'needs';


The Pray Tell Blog recently featured an interesting discussion about the needs/preferences of the 'consumers'.

http://www.praytellblog.com/index.php/2 ... e-liturgy/
by BobHayes
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses
Replies: 37
Views: 13428

Re: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses

nazard wrote:
I appreciate that others may prefer different treatment, and suggest that we all pray for guidance for the priests who have to decide how to treat us bunch of awkward individuals in whatever circumstances they encounter us.


Yes, indeed.
by BobHayes
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses
Replies: 37
Views: 13428

Re: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses

Dom Perignon wrote:I have deleted certain of the most recent posts because, in my view, they drifted off topic and began to drift towards becoming personal attacks. Can we please return to the debate.


Agreed. :)
by BobHayes
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Iraqi Christians: bidding prayer suggestion
Replies: 1
Views: 1755

Iraqi Christians: bidding prayer suggestion

Possibly of use:

We pray for Christians and other faith communities persecuted in Mosul and elsewhere in Iraq. We pray that their faith may help them in their tribulations and their search for sanctuary, so they may then receive compassion and care.

(Courtesy of Bishop Declan Lang. Link: http://www.acnuk.org/mosul-crisis-show- ... dium=email )
by BobHayes
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Great War
Replies: 8
Views: 4406

Re: The Great War

The Mass gave an opportunity to reflect on the tragedy on a day when media coverage has been largely about sound bites. Nut sure that what happened in Westminster Abbey last night can be termed a sound bite.... Was referring to the mainstream coverage during the day up to the time of my posting SC.
by BobHayes
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses
Replies: 37
Views: 13428

Re: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses

An alternative perspective to the debate on the Prey Tell Blog is offered by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith here:

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/comment ... all-costs/
by BobHayes
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses
Replies: 37
Views: 13428

Re: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses

Why do 'we add all the flummery'? Custom and practice? Jobs for the boys and girls? A desire to give everyone a part in the 'performance'?
by BobHayes
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Great War
Replies: 8
Views: 4406

The Great War

What have parishes been doing to mark the commencement of the tragedy that is The Great War? Our parish marked the event with a Solemn Requiem Mass for the Dead this evening. This was preceded by the PP reading out of the names of parishioners killed in the conflict, while young parishioners lit a c...