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by FrGareth
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ordo Queries
Replies: 46
Views: 15216

Re: Ordo Queries

PEACE SUNDAY

The explanation at the start of this thread is quite correct. Techies may discover the handiwork of a wikipedian called Gleyshon here....
by FrGareth
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ordo Queries
Replies: 46
Views: 15216

Re: Ordo Queries

VIGIL ISSUE There are two distinct issues concerning Sundays and other Holy Days of Obligation. Q1. What do you have to do to fulfil your obligation? Q2. Which Mass should the priest celebrate? --- A1. To fulfil your obligation to attend Mass on the N'th of Monthember, you can attend any valid Mass...
by FrGareth
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Guide for Accompanying Mass
Replies: 37
Views: 13691

Re: Guide for Accompanying Mass

Thanks to Peter for a thorough set of observations... Gerald Markland’s “Lord, Have Mercy” (HON 323) doesn't fall into the Kyrie Eleison format of a triple acclamation of what God has done, so fails to qualify for the same reasons as “Look around you” - though perhaps the refrain alone might find ap...
by FrGareth
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: When is the time for adoration and confession?.
Replies: 7
Views: 3184

Re: When is the time for adoration and confession?.

Adoration: after Mass is the ideal, by exposing the Blessed Sacrament with a Host consecrated at that Mass, and beginning adoration following the Prayer After Communion, with no dismissal. BUT... in the real world there are very practical reasons for doing it different ways - e.g. a short break to c...
by FrGareth
Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funeral Liturgies in Theory and in Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 16217

Funeral Liturgies in Theory and in Practice

Personal and anecdotal evidence suggests that priest colleagues and myself are experiencing more and more requests for "personal" tributes at Catholic funerals (poems, favourite CD tracks) which don't sit easily with the Order of Christian Funerals (OCF). I am struggling with the best way ...
by FrGareth
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns that Don't Quite Fit the Metre
Replies: 0
Views: 4077

Hymns that Don't Quite Fit the Metre

Ah! It's Advent again, so out comes the Alma for the end of Compline, at least in my own personal devotions (no public Compline in my parish). The Breviary offers a 10.10.10.10.10.10 English translation... with only one snag. The last line is "Thou Virgin first and last, let us thy mercy see&qu...
by FrGareth
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Guide for Accompanying Mass
Replies: 37
Views: 13691

Re: Guide for Accompanying Mass

First, could I say that the concept of a useful summary like this is a really good idea. You could indeed, and I thank you for doing so. At the very least it would be good to have a thread running on the forum along these lines. I'm not a musician myself, so I leave it to those with the appropriate...
by FrGareth
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Guide for Accompanying Mass
Replies: 37
Views: 13691

Re: Guide for Accompanying Mass

quaeritor wrote:Fr Gareth, are you happy for your guide to be circulated freely? - and would that be with or without attribution?

Please feel free to circulate with attribution - on the last page there is now a "copyleft" notice to that effect and a note of thanks to contributors on this forum!
by FrGareth
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Guide for Accompanying Mass
Replies: 37
Views: 13691

Re: Guide for Accompanying Mass

Those defending the use of organ voluntaries in Advent seem to be correct. I have been led astray by old information - for the debate around this topic, see McNamara!
by FrGareth
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Guide for Accompanying Mass
Replies: 37
Views: 13691

Re: Guide for Accompanying Mass

Thank you everyone for responses so far - I have made a few tweaks in the light of your comments, and the second draft is now online. I didn't state so explicitly, but my working assumption is that accompanying musicians are much more common than willing cantors, and so I am nodding in the direction...
by FrGareth
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Guide for Accompanying Mass
Replies: 37
Views: 13691

Guide for Accompanying Mass

For various local reasons, I've been working on a guide for musicians accompanying Mass. The first draft is ready - critical comments welcome on this forum or by PM.

Rev Gareth Leyshon
by FrGareth
Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wesley Music, anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 1997

Wesley Music, anyone?

I've recently changed parish and am now in a place where most funerals will involve Cardiff's Thornhill Crematorium. At Thornhill there are two chapels, the smaller of which does not have a facility for a live organist to play. Both chapels are equipped with the " Wesley Music " automated ...
by FrGareth
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Paralympics
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

Re: Paralympics

I don't see too many disabled priests, bishops or cardinals around. Didn't there used to be something in Canon Law that required priests to be able bodied? To what extent is cerebral palsy or even learning difficulty a bar to the priesthood... I believe that in the old code of canon law there was s...
by FrGareth
Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Relics on tour
Replies: 19
Views: 6445

Re: Relics on tour

St Maria Goretti visited Canada last month!

Could this be one manifestation of the New Evangelisation? In an age of social networking, is this how modern Catholics LIKE or FRIEND the friends of God?
by FrGareth
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 106263

Re: The wickedness of face cream

What about the Sheep Sheep Song?

Also, young Catholics from Wales going to World Youth Day and similar events (NOT depicted in the linked video) tend to sing the Fluffy Sheep Song at some point...