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by High Peak
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Coronavirus: Singing 'no more risky than talking'.......
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Coronavirus: Singing 'no more risky than talking'.......

..........at a similar volume.

This article was on BBC news today.

It does seem to suggest that plainchant is safer than a rousing sing. :)


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53853961
by High Peak
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops Conference Guidelines for the Celebration of Public Mass
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Bishops Conference Guidelines for the Celebration of Public Mass

A draft copy of this document read....... " Until further instruction is given on singing, there should be no congregational singing at Mass. A soloist or cantor is permitted as long as there is supplementary mitigation of risk, such as a persplex screen or face covering, to prevent aerosol transmis...
by High Peak
Sun May 03, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The German experience
Replies: 2
Views: 996

The German experience

Churches in Germany were allowed to open today. But, as well restrictions on the numbers allowed to attend, singing was banned as it creates a greater risk of spreading Covid-19. :(
by High Peak
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Diocesan youth celebrations
Replies: 6
Views: 4990

Re: Diocesan youth celebrations

Schools tend towards the 'happy clappy' because it's closer to children's culture. So, as organist says, they learn a very limited style of repertoire and they tend to look upon this dumbed-down fare as being music for small children: so they lose interest in it once they go to secondary school. No...
by High Peak
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 19
Views: 11039

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

This morning I assisted with the music for a First Holy Communion Mass in a neighbouring parish. About 12 minutes before Mass was due to start, the PP took command in quelling the loud conversation in the unusually-full church by commencing a decade of the Rosary along with other devotional prayers....
by High Peak
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: And breathe......
Replies: 6
Views: 5147

Re: And breathe......

alan29 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:23 am
We have a bishop who never ever lets the final note of a song die before leaping in with what he has to say. Just plain bad manners in my book.
And makes everything unnecessarily rushed, detracting from the dignity of the celebration.
by High Peak
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 109256

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Encouraged to do so on another thread, here is an account of my experience of liturgy in Malta over the Triduum. We attended the Triduum liturgies at one church and Sunday morning at another. The Triduum music seemed to be run by a youth group (in their 20s) and was all praise & worship in style. Al...
by High Peak
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 100471

Re: The wickedness of face cream

Would you like to tell us about them, HP? If they don't belong on this thread they could surely fit under "Liturgical Tourism". I am building up to doing so - I need a little time to give a measured account. :wink: Sufficient to say at the moment that it was not an overwhelmingly positive experience.
by High Peak
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 43
Views: 23058

Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

We started at 8.30 when it was still light outside. It got darker during the Exultet. That isn't quite what is meant to happen, is it? No,indeed it isn't....... "The entire celebration of the Easter Vigil takes place at night. It should not begin before nightfall; it should end before daybreak on S...
by High Peak
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 100471

Re: The wickedness of face cream

Hare wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:30 pm
is it on YouTUBE ? :D
Alas, no. I was in Malta for the Triduum (liturgical abuses abounded! :? )
by High Peak
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 100471

Re: The wickedness of face cream

This was more down to the accent of the priest but, in one of the Triduum homilies, I swear that I heard him make reference to the Letter to the Fallopians.
by High Peak
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 29
Views: 17650

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

alan29 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Easier to stick to hymn books.
Easier, but very limiting. I am presently pushing for a switch from hymnals.
by High Peak
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 43
Views: 23058

Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

Since I started this thread, we have a new PP whose liturgical sensibilities are more akin to my own. He has an app that tells him when "Civil Twilight" is. So it looks like our Vigil will start at 9pm.

I am a much happier bunny. :wink:
by High Peak
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 9297

Re: Communion Processionals – Revived

The post-Communion silence is very important. In fact, prayerful silence and opportunities for reflection at various stages of the Mass is one thing that we have also been working on.