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by markyboy2000
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 18
Views: 4536

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

No wonder our congregations drift away when they feel unwelcome, and unwanted. Explanations from priests are a must when there are a number of non-RC visitors at Mass, weddings or funerals, or even when they is a change from the routine liturgy (of course, I know liturgy should never be routine, but...
by markyboy2000
Tue May 28, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 2661

Re: Wedding tourism

I like the idea of no hymns, or perhaps just one, as many youngsters don't seem to learn hymns or suitanble songs at school any more. The same definitely goes for funersals where families only want to get it over with and have no idea when to sit, stand, or respond. We had a wedding last year, he's ...
by markyboy2000
Sat May 25, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 2661

Wedding tourism

Am I alone in noticing a rise in wedding tourism, fuelled both by second homes and the tendency to have reception venues away from home parishes? And do others find it irritating that parents come to a church and dictate what the service should be - not just the flowers and the music - but also whet...
by markyboy2000
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 29
Views: 7395

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Thanks, Nick; however, I can see no exclusion listed for funerals on the paperwork online or the licence itself.
The diocesan leaflet with a Calamus number on it was a priest's funeral.
I'll probably cancel at renewal in November, especially if the cost is rising so much
by markyboy2000
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 29
Views: 7395

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

We don't produce service sheets, successive PPs have been against them. We occasionally have diocesan services, which are covered by the diocese's license. One of the reasons I took one out was to cover funerals, because undertakers told me they didn't have a license themselves, but expected the chu...
by markyboy2000
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 5145

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

alan29 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:58 pm
You have to wonder about one event hymns.
Was there nothing suitable among the thousands out there?
A one-hit wonder if ever there was.
by markyboy2000
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you want a laugh?
Replies: 12
Views: 3796

Re: Do you want a laugh?

As stipends go £6k sounds pretty good, considering the workload. Most of us get nowt, except for funerals/weddings.
by markyboy2000
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 4498

Re: Communion Processionals – Revived

In my church, when I'm on the west gallery organ with the choir around me, we start singing a hymn during the minsters' communion, as per GIRM, and continue until the minister comes upstairs with Communion for ourselves. Once we begin to recieve I"ll finish the hymn, so I can also partake, and then ...
by markyboy2000
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 18
Views: 4709

Re: Funerals and autocrats

Sorry, did you just insult 90% of the organists in the country who struggle through and provide faithfully some degree of music, week in week out, in their parish, with no stipend just the fees for funerals and weddings? Did you enquire properly why the organist couldn't play Mozart, etc - heavy act...
by markyboy2000
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion under both kinds
Replies: 17
Views: 4438

Re: Communion under both kinds

Thank you Southern Comfort, I was recalling how we were instructed in preparation for the new translation 2011, using Celebrating the Mass. Our PP at the time took great trouble to explain the changes, which led to an interesting meeting with a number of attendees rattling off the Latin as learnt as...
by markyboy2000
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion under both kinds
Replies: 17
Views: 4438

Re: Communion under both kinds

I thought, maybe wrongly, that Communion under both kinds and the Sign of Peace were part of the Mass, and should be offered, even if not everyone partakes.
by markyboy2000
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 87933

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Not just in France. I was at a West London parish two weeks ago, still singing the Salazar Gloria with gusto.
by markyboy2000
Sat May 12, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ascension Day
Replies: 7
Views: 3238

Re: Ascension Day

There was a report on a Catholic website a couple of years back, that in Rome Corpus Christi is celebrated twice. The Vatican celebrates on the Thursday with the traditional procession along the Via Merulana from St John's to St Mary Major, adding to the cutomary traffic chaos no doubt. The city and...
by markyboy2000
Thu May 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mary, Mother of the Church
Replies: 9
Views: 3791

Re: Mary, Mother of the Church

Thanks for the link to the Liturgy Office. This now throws up ANOTHER 'new feast - OLJC,the eternal high priest. Why are we expected to bring in new feasts almost without warning? On a positive note; this morning's Ascension Mass was very well attended, as if it had never been transfered. Let's hope...
by markyboy2000
Mon May 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mary, Mother of the Church
Replies: 9
Views: 3791

Re: Mary, Mother of the Church

This has passed me by - is it a recent addition? Our Middlesbrough Ordo doesn't mention it.