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by MaryR
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Presentation of the Lord
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Presentation of the Lord

The first time for many years that this has fallen on a Sunday. What did folk do in their parishes? We hoped for a procession but, in the end there was a rather lame blessing of unlit candles and we split our opening hymn - Farrell's Christ be our Light - stopping at the end of the fourth verse so t...
by MaryR
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The God Who Speaks Through Song
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: The God Who Speaks Through Song

Thank you, Blackthorn Fairy. I'm glad you enjoyed the day. There were about 60 of us in total, including leaders, and the feedback was very positive about the day. Folk were particularly pleased to have some focus on music as many of the events taking place seem to be focusing on reading the Word, b...
by MaryR
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The God Who Speaks Through Song
Replies: 2
Views: 284

The God Who Speaks Through Song

For anyone who hasn't spotted the adverts for this event, Birmingham Archdiocese is holding a music day this Saturday, 25 January, at St Chad's Cathedral. The God Who Speaks Through Song will begin with a talk from David McLoughlin, Emeritus Fellow of Christian Theology at Newman University and Bibl...
by MaryR
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 19
Views: 6912

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

Now I was under the impression that the bishops had said that First Communion preparation was to happen in the parish not in the school, so that it was a parish event rather than a school event - "Its your class this year getting done." Does this actually happen anywhere? We have had preparation in...
by MaryR
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Summer School 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 2129

SSG Summer School 2019

If you always jump straight to the forum without looking at the rest of the website, you may have missed the information about our summer school at Worth School and Abbey, West Sussex. Early bird discounts end on 1 May and so there are just a few days left to take advantage of lower rates. We have s...
by MaryR
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?
Replies: 27
Views: 11492

Re: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?

On behalf of the trustees, I'll try and respond to some of the points made by Southern Comfort. Firstly, the information relating to Spring Gatherings and Summer School has just been approved by the Communications Team and should go onto the Website in the next couple of days. It would have been dif...
by MaryR
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canon Gerald Coates RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 1792

Canon Gerald Coates RIP

For those who haven't heard, I am very sorry to announce the death of Fr Gerry Coates. A priest of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, Gerry attended Summer School for many years and regulars will remember him well for his humour and great joie de vivre. Gerry was a long-time member of the Society ...
by MaryR
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Autumn Assembly - 13/14 October 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1658

SSG Autumn Assembly - 13/14 October 2017

I thought it might be nice to let folk know what we're going to be up to this weekend. For this year's assembly, we are gathering in London. On Friday, we meet at Westminster Abbey for Sung Eucharist for the Feast of the Translation of St Edward the Confessor at 5 pm, followed by dinner at a local r...
by MaryR
Wed May 17, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Summer School - 26 to 29 July 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 3766

SSG Summer School - 26 to 29 July 2017

Pilgrims Together: Liturgy and music in the light of the Reformation “We must never forget that we are pilgrims journeying alongside one another” (Evangelii Gaudium). Marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, our Summer School will look at how its insights have shaped the Catholic Church ov...
by MaryR
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 9278

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

There is room for all types of music. And people tend to gravitate towards a style of liturgy that suits their taste or temperament. What should be avoided is making value judgements on the preferences of those we disagree with. You should have come to the SSG's workshop day in Ingleby Barwick on S...
by MaryR
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 11431

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

Some snippets from Musicam Sacram: 16. One cannot find anything more religious and more joyful in sacred celebrations than a whole congregation expressing its faith and devotion in song. 4 (b) The following come under the title of sacred music here: Gregorian chant, sacred polyphony in its various f...
by MaryR
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 9278

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

It is difficult to criticise those who don't know any different for what they do when that is precisely the problem. Speaker after speaker at the conference talked about the need for formation and training for musicians and singers and, above all, for the clergy. The Bishops need to take responsibil...
by MaryR
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 11431

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

I ready this declaration with interest. I was even more interested to look through the list of signatories. I have just returned from Rome where I attended 'Music and Church' , a sacred music conference for the 50th anniversary of Musicam Sacram convened by the Pontifical Council for Culture. I may ...
by MaryR
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Spring Workshop Day - 11 March 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 3609

SSG Spring Workshop Day - 11 March 2017

The first of our Spring Gatherings for 2017 is taking place on Saturday, 11 March at St Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Blair Avenue, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 0QP As 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of Musicam Sacram, there will be a particular focus on music at this year’s gatherings. All are ...
by MaryR
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Assembly - 14/15 October in Liverpool
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

SSG Assembly - 14/15 October in Liverpool

The Society's Annual Assembly will take place at the on Saturday 15 October at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. The day begins with Morning Prayer and ends with Mass and a Cathedral Tour. There will be a talk entitled ‘Liturgy and Imagination’ by Dr Christopher McElroy (Cathedral Music...