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by High Peak
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion under both kinds
Replies: 17
Views: 555

Re: Communion under both kinds

The 2004 Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum has: “[102.] The chalice should not be ministered to lay members of Christ’s faithful where there is such a large number of communicants[189]that it is difficult to gauge the amount of wine for the Eucharist and there is a danger that “more than a reaso...
by High Peak
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns that conflict with Catholic doctrine.
Replies: 50
Views: 17725

Re: Hymns that conflict with Catholic doctrine.

Taking up JW's first point, different censors say different things. The principal problem appears to be that there is no possibility of dialogue with the censor actually deputed to do the work in a particular instance, even if another theologian provides you with a different opinion. Not only is di...
by High Peak
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 1504

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

I hate to say it, but it looks to me as though clericalism is to blame again. A matter of denying people Communion unless a priest is present. And that priest must be celibate, male and have undergone 7 years or so of training. Clericalism and the damage it is doing to the Church is something that ...
by High Peak
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 1504

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I have never been very comfortable with Services of Word and Communion during the week - they feel to me as being "Mass-light", following almost the precise pattern of the Mass but 'without the bit in the middle'. For a great many Catholics, the only ...
by High Peak
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 3507

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

organist wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:19 pm
A tricky one as many attending will not be church goers. At Westminster cathedral there is silence during the actual confirmations.
I was assisting with a Confirmation Mass in north Wales - the Bishop of Wrexham also likes silence during the confirmations.
by High Peak
Mon May 21, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 3507

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

From the "contemporary end of the spectrum" we have used:- " Veni Sancte Spiritus " (Taizé) during the Sacrament itself. " Be still, for the presence of the Lord " during the Presentation of the Gifts. " Jesus, lead us to the Father by your Spirit " (by Sam Hargreaves @ RESOUNDWorship) during the Co...
by High Peak
Wed May 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ascension Day
Replies: 7
Views: 1416

Re: Ascension Day

I read about it towards the end of 2017, if memory serves.
by High Peak
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 4298

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

Paschale Solemnitatis is very clear about this. There is no "pastoral provision": ‘The entire celebration of the Easter Vigil takes place at night. It should not begin before nightfall; it should end before daybreak on Sunday’. This rule is to be taken according to its strictest sense. Reprehensible...
by High Peak
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 4298

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

Despite the great success of last year's Triduum liturgies and - so far as I can tell - the universal appreciation of them, our PP has decided to revert to a pre-darkness start time for the Vigil. So, once again proving that it is easier to negotiate with a terrorist than a liturgist, I'm off on ret...
by High Peak
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Responsorial Psalm
Replies: 21
Views: 3960

Re: Responsorial Psalm

Most of the time we use John Ainslie's "Sing the Psalms Simply" which does, in the main, live up to its title. As such, we can share out Psalmist duties. Personally, I think one or two of the responses would benefit from more melisma - but I guess that the title of the book may then need to be chan...
by High Peak
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Responsorial Psalm
Replies: 21
Views: 3960

Re: Responsorial Psalm

We always sing the Psalm. Most of the time we use John Ainslie's "Sing the Psalms Simply" which does, in the main, live up to its title. As such, we can share out Psalmist duties. Personally, I think one or two of the responses would benefit from more melisma - but I guess that the title of the book...
by High Peak
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Clapping at the end of a carol service
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: Clapping at the end of a carol service

At the end of my Camino, last year, at the end of the Pilgrims Mass in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, there was even applause - from both the nave and the sanctuary - for the swinging of that rather silly Botafumeiro! It would not have been out of place in Barnum's Circus!! :lol: My main concern ...
by High Peak
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace

Personally I'm uncomfortable with singing during the Sign of Peace. My view is that this should be a very simple and brief ceremony to acknowledge our unity before Christ. There are better places and times to celebrate our commitment to others than in the middle of Mass, which is primarily an act o...
by High Peak
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 26
Views: 5189

Re: Remembrance Sunday

We've more or less settled on a format for our Remembrance Sunday Requiem Mass over the years. There will be a (1 minute) silence as part of the Bidding Prayers. The music list this year is as follows: Mass setting: Glendalough Mass, no Gloria. Gathering Voluntary: Opening of Bach's Actus Tragicus ...
by High Peak
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 61826

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Thank you for this description - I've been wondering where technology will go next, and hadn't considered this type of idea. We have large screens around the sides and the best of them have very thin frames around the sides. In a church with lots of wooden panels, I use a photograph of one panel as...