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by Southern Comfort
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pre-recorded music in liturgy
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Pre-recorded music in liturgy

In a Facebook forum, someone commented that he had been given to understand that the use of recorded music in Catholic liturgy was forbidden by Canon Law. I'm reposting my reply here, in case it is of interest. Canon Law says nothing about recorded music at all. People often say that things are forb...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship

I think that they mean cleaning those parts of a church organ that the virus can land on! The virus can certainly land on parts of the organ that may not be easily accessible, including windchests and pipework. Whether a viral particle falling down inside a pipe could then be blown out again the ne...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops Conference Guidelines for the Celebration of Public Mass
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: Bishops Conference Guidelines for the Celebration of Public Mass

Plenty of cantors in the US are singing, unmasked, behind plexiglass screens. They have mics to ensure that they are heard by those with hearing difficulties. The Salisbury experimental test results will be very useful, but do not go far enough (the same was true of the Munich experiments). I would ...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops Conference Guidelines for the Celebration of Public Mass
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: Bishops Conference Guidelines for the Celebration of Public Mass

Some things that struck this reader: there should be no congregational singing at Mass. This appears to have been left deliberately or unintentionally ambiguous. Does this mean that cantors and choirs can now operate? Surely choirs are still hazardous, according to all the science. The role of the c...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Redundancy after furlough
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Redundancy after furlough

Assuming that the government support reduces or comes to an end, rather than making people redundant another solution for the diocese would be to put people on unpaid leave. This would enable them to "rehire" people when the situation improves without having fired them. I'll bet they haven't thought...
by Southern Comfort
Wed May 06, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Singing in Church
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: Singing in Church

Yes, this article has been doing the rounds over the past week. It should be read by all. Some people still don't get it, and maintain that wearing a mask helps to protect others against whatever you are exhaling. It may help to a certain extent with droplets, but not with aerosol, as the article ex...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 4973

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

sjgc wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:57 pm
Others I know recommend matins etc from Worth Abbey, which is live on youtube and again it is inspiring to hear a community.
Other monastic communities streaming include Ampleforth Abbey in Yorkshire and Minster Abbey in Kent.
by Southern Comfort
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 4973

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

If not Zoom ? I assume Skype etc suffer from similar issues. Is there any particular fiddling about on Zoom that is worth trying or essential? Been working on Zoom for the last three weeks. Yesterday attended three-two-hour team meetings. Straightfoward. No need to download specific software, no fi...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 4973

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

Hi everyone, At the moment in our parish we are publishing a running order with video sermon, readings and links to nice YouTube versions of appropriate music (hymns, Gloria etc). People are responding that they found it useful. We are going to experiment with a live streamed Mass on Zoom shortly a...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bidding Prayers and You
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

Re: Bidding Prayers and You

There are two different traditions of intercessions. The one traditionally used at Mass is the one where it becomes truly a prayer of the faithful, through the announcement of generic intentions of prayer which all than have an opportunity in silence to make their own in their individual circumstanc...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Rome issues Triduum instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 1807

Re: Rome issues Triduum instructions

Bless and distribute palms later on in the year? It is indeed an option given by the official advice of the Congregation for Divine Worship, but I see no sense in it. Palms are a liturgical 'prop' for a procession that occurs only on Palm Sunday with a particular ritual significance on that day. No...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Origins of the Preface
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Re: Origins of the Preface

Good evening brethren and sistren, I wonder can anyone throw a little light on the origin and history of The Preface to the Eucharistic Prayer? To my shame I so often take the Preface for granted, often listening out for crucial cue-words such as "May our voices be one with them . . . " Thanks, Gwy...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Rome issues Triduum instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 1807

Re: Rome issues Triduum instructions

It is a shame that the period from the 4th Sunday of Lent through to Pentecost and all the liturgies that come with it couldn't be moved to later in the year, in place of the Sundays of Ordinary Time. You can't pretend that you are somewhere different in the calendar. It's the same case as if you w...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 4973

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

Now that places of worship are to be closed for at least three weeks, there will be no music, alas, unless clergy wish to do unaccompanied singing... :(