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by FrGareth
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Confirmation at the Vigil
Replies: 3
Views: 3282

Re: Confirmation at the Vigil

The PP must apply to the Diocesan Chancery for the faculty to confirm the person concerned. Whether this is usually granted, or whether the diocesan bishop prefers to ask such persons to wait until he celebrates parish confirmations, is a policy set by each bishop in his own diocese. But the PP may ...
by FrGareth
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Eucharistic Adoration
Replies: 17
Views: 9330

Re: Eucharistic Adoration

A few careful distinctions are needed here.... (1) Between Adoration AS Evangelisation and Adoration FOR Evangelisation There are a few initiatives around where Adoration is used as a means of evangelisation - the retreats run by Youth 2000 or the 'Nightfever' drop-in model of urban ministry. These ...
by FrGareth
Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Texts for Weddings
Replies: 1
Views: 2091

Liturgical Texts for Weddings

If you preside at Catholic Weddings, or prepare service booklets for them, I have uploaded a bunch of resources to a new section of my website . Wedding Masses are pretty straightforward with the new Missal, though you still need to print the Rite of Marriage and might find a sheet of Eucharistic Pr...
by FrGareth
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Exultet
Replies: 32
Views: 18187

Re: Exultet

There's a simpler setting of the Exsultet (PDF and sound file, using a Gregory Murray psalm tone, with assembly refrains) on this web page: http://www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/pastoralformation/liturgy/presiders.php but not for much longer, I suspect..... This setting has worked well for the past f...
by FrGareth
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil
Replies: 10
Views: 5763

Re: Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil

I wrote most of the Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litany_of_the_Saints concerning the Ordinary form. There you will find the nuances of how to structure Litanies for different kinds of rituals!
by FrGareth
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Word and Communion, revised 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1790

Word and Communion, revised 2013

If it hasn't already crossed your radar, you might want to know the Liturgy Office released a revised service for Word and Communion last November: text as pdf.

I tried to search the forum for it, but search rejects "word", "and" and "communion" all as overused words!
by FrGareth
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Print Reproduction
Replies: 5
Views: 3472

Re: Print Reproduction

Does your parish use Churchmarketplace? They had a special rate with Toshiba last time I checked.
by FrGareth
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you compile your Diocesan Ordo?
Replies: 9
Views: 5114

Re: Do you compile your Diocesan Ordo?

I note that UniCal uses some incorrect spellings of saints, etc. Sometimes these are down to ICEL's USA usage, sometimes down to divergences between Missal and Lectionary usages. Lines 153 and 173, 21 July and 10 August: Laurence is the correct English spelling; Lawrence is the USA spelling Line 15...
by FrGareth
Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you compile your Diocesan Ordo?
Replies: 9
Views: 5114

Re: Do you compile your Diocesan Ordo?

Southern Comfort wrote:
FrGareth wrote:Alas, I immediately spotted a typo in UniCal line 29 (March 19 — scroll across: it should be Pope Francis with a full stop, not Franc


Try clicking on the cell - you may find it contains more text than the column width can display, but reads OK in the edit box at the top of excel.
by FrGareth
Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you compile your Diocesan Ordo?
Replies: 9
Views: 5114

Re: Do you compile your Diocesan Ordo?

Ah! You may need to save the files in a Trusted Location - see http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/create-remove-or-change-a-trusted-location-for-your-files-HA010031999.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA010031071

It was written on office 2007 so should be compatible.
by FrGareth
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you compile your Diocesan Ordo?
Replies: 9
Views: 5114

Re: Do you compile your Diocesan Ordo?

The introduction additionally says that the Ordo does not include details of dedication/anniversary of dedication, but these are precisely what needs to go in along with everything else. In Wales, we do not annotate our Ordo with the dedication dates of individual parish churches. If any diocese do...
by FrGareth
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you compile your Diocesan Ordo?
Replies: 9
Views: 5114

Re: Do you compile your Diocesan Ordo?

(1) The Introduction, in the Word document, 8 pages long with nothing following . (2) A blank necrology (in the spreadsheet) apart from four sample entries (Paul Priest, David Deacon, Billy Bishop and Monty Monsignori [why the plural, I wonder?, and why nothing for Cornelius Canon?!]). I do not fin...
by FrGareth
Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you compile your Diocesan Ordo?
Replies: 9
Views: 5114

Re: Do you compile your Diocesan Ordo?

PS the version I posted online has the Welsh calendar removed, as my colleagues in the other Welsh dioceses already have it. I've optimised what I posted for England, but it can be customised for other countries too!
by FrGareth
Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you compile your Diocesan Ordo?
Replies: 9
Views: 5114

Do you compile your Diocesan Ordo?

This is rather a specialist matter but may save a lot of time for those few souls entrusted with the task: Most diocesan yearbooks include a printed Ordo which lists the universal, national and diocesan liturgical observances and the anniversaries of deceased clergy. In Wales we have a particularly ...
by FrGareth
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Expectant Mothers
Replies: 0
Views: 6897

Expectant Mothers

If your parish is planning on holding a blessing of Expectant Mothers next Sunday, you may find this new USCCB resource useful: http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/prayers/upload/Rite-for-the-Blessing-of-a-Child-in-the-Womb.pdf The internal notes declare it to be part of the US Book of Bl...