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by alan29
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria settings
Replies: 13
Views: 1365

Re: Gloria settings

Beware sharing settings of copyright texts unless you have clearance from ICEL and one of those certificates from the bishops.
by alan29
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4073

Re: First communion music

I wonder how many parishes it happens in. It certainly happens in mine.
by alan29
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4073

Re: First communion music

I note the guide says that only priests can bless.
I wonder if anyone has passed that bit of information on to the Almighty.
by alan29
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4073

Re: First communion music

Worse than a rite of passage. It has become the excuse for competitive display and consumption.
I would happily see it fall into disuse.
by alan29
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4073

Re: First communion music

Simplest solution is to do all sacramental preparation in the parish and none of it in the school.
by alan29
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4073

Re: First communion music

At ours the school has 1st Communion Masses on two consecutive saturdays, while the parish kids are on the final Sunday.
Played at the school one today. It was introduced by the Head telling the parents that the Mass was all about the children .............. facepalm.
by alan29
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 4132

Re: Offertory hymns

And of course there is always the option of something instrumental.
by alan29
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43244

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Luxembourg, suburban parish church. Pentecost. This church is part of an extended parish that includes a number of villages around the south of Luxembourg city. They have mass here once a month. The congregation was elderly and numbered a couple of dozen who all sat at the back. An elderly priest wi...
by alan29
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4073

Re: First communion music

Great stuff.
by alan29
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4073

Re: First communion music

High Peak wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:43 pm
alan29 wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:28 pm
High Peak wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:17 pm
Sorry..................I mean "no".
Why not?
Is the whole thing left to the school by any chance?
Two parish catechists.
Then it really is down to the PP.
Its his job for goodness sake!
by alan29
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4073

Re: First communion music

High Peak wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:17 pm
Sorry..................I mean "no".
Why not?
Is the whole thing left to the school by any chance?
by alan29
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4073

Re: First communion music

It is for the priest to call people to order during Mass if they aren't behaving appropriately.
There is no excuse.
Did he not meet the parents in advance and lay down guidelines? Surely a session with the priest should be a part of any parish FHC preparation.
by alan29
Sun May 28, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4073

Re: First communion music

Was at a FHC in France today. 36 kids from all ends of the geographically massive parish, 19 village churches. The music was as simple as could be. Paraphrased ordinary with many hand-clappy alleluias. The roof was raised by the congregation. Led by a man at a lectern up front and an organist in the...
by alan29
Sat May 27, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 4132

Re: Offertory hymns

At our main Sunday Mass we sing during the collection and stop when the kiddies return from their liturgy of the word and are asked by the priest what they did and learned. Then the priest goes on to the preparation of the gifts while I and a guitarist (excellent) quietly improvise on the hymn just ...
by alan29
Fri May 26, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I enjoyed that!
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: I enjoyed that!

To respond to the thread. I have too often been to a Mass that I didn't enjoy at all. It could be for a variety of reasons, but that doesn't matter. The way that Mass is celebrated by a priest, ministers and assembly should not stand in the way of worship. Ever. The problem is that one man's meat is...