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by alan29
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I enjoyed that!
Replies: 15
Views: 3920

Re: I enjoyed that!

Goodness. That sounds terrible. What an insult to the congregation.
by alan29
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I enjoyed that!
Replies: 15
Views: 3920

Re: I enjoyed that!

Our assistant priest this morning thanked the musicians, readers, servers and congregation for contributing to a joyous celebration of Mass.
Nowt wrong with that at all, considering it was a bog-standard green Sunday.
by alan29
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 10
Views: 3155

Re: Magnum Principium

Wholeheartedly agree with the last two posters - particularly where it returns to Bishops and conferences powers which are theres by right as sucessors of the apostles and not by grace and favour of the Vatican civil servants. I would love to see an authorised metrical version of the Gloria that par...
by alan29
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 10
Views: 3155

Re: Magnum Principium

Stable door ....horse.
by alan29
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 2987

Re: Proms

I heard that one on the radio. It was electrifying.
I have recorded the BBC4 ones for later consumption.
by alan29
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music Recitals
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Re: Music Recitals

Our SVP hosted a concert given by a local choral society. It raised a lot of money for the SVP. The church was packed, but it was a massive amount of work selling tickets, organising refreshments etc. And there are considerations like provision of loos. Lots of the audience were parishioners, but pl...
by alan29
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria settings
Replies: 13
Views: 3260

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: 8801

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: 8801

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: 8801

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: 8801

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: 8801

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: 10297

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: 214
Views: 59981

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: 8801

Re: First communion music

Great stuff.