No, despite living just across the river from Liverpool.
I am not terribly proud to be a member of the Church at the moment.
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In the early 60s we had dialogue masses in school. Table set up on the stage in the hall, facing the people, with the readings in English while the priest read them silently in Latin. English hymns and we all said the Latin responses. All very exciting at the time.
Faith, hope and social support? Indeed. That is something the bishop should be organising for his priests - even more so, now that numbers are declining and they become more isolated. And of course a half-decent parish will have the kind of relationship with their priests that is mutually enriching...
Parishes get stuck. It takes a lot of effort to bring life to a parish. Most of the laity seem to expect the priests to do it, and many of them have just given up hope and are ticking over. And of course there are priests who are so unsure of their own role that they keep the laity "in their place" ...
It must have slipped through, given that inclusive language usually brings them out in a rash.
Its a really good joyful setting. Alas there seem to be no simple, memorably and zingy setting for the new translation. Unless people know different ...... You might almost suspect that the new translation was deliberately constructed to impede memorableness and zinginess. And on earth peace to peo...
- Sat May 26, 2018 3:18 pm
- Forum: Liturgy Matters
- Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
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