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by FrGareth
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Invitation to be blessed at communion time
Replies: 12
Views: 4919

Re: Invitation to be blessed at communion time

Well, I doubt that Our Lord will be harmed – I suspect God is big enough to cope. Indeed... it was the Lord's will to become vulnerable. When he commanded us to "Do this" he well knew that, despite our best efforts, crumbs would sometimes be scattered and chalices would occasionally spill...
by FrGareth
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Invitation to be blessed at communion time
Replies: 12
Views: 4919

Re: Invitation to be blessed at communion time

What is one seeking to achieve with the invitation to a blessing (as opposed to saying nothing)? I can think of 2 possibilities, both of which are pertinent: a) to restrict Communion to those whom Canon Law permits to receive it... b) to encourage people who do not wish, or who are not able to rece...
by FrGareth
Wed May 30, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Invitation to be blessed at communion time
Replies: 12
Views: 4919

Invitation to be blessed at communion time

There exists a widespread practice of offering a form of blessing to those who come forward in the communion procession but cannot themselves receive Holy Communion. There is room for debate on whether this is a proper liturgical practice; our bishops endorse it in pragraph 212 of Celebrating the Ma...
by FrGareth
Fri May 11, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 24 June Birth of John The Baptist
Replies: 51
Views: 15630

Re: 24 June Birth of John The Baptist

I was not aware that First Holy Communions affected the choice of readings. A First Communion Mass will have a significant focus on children - it will not be due all the concessions of a "Children's Mass" but, being a "Mass for adults in which children participate", paragraph 19...
by FrGareth
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hero wanted!
Replies: 8
Views: 3326

Re: Hero wanted!

Thank you everyone! The homily is now written and will appear on this link at 10.30 on Sunday morning.
by FrGareth
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 24 June Birth of John The Baptist
Replies: 51
Views: 15630

Re: 24 June Birth of John The Baptist

I was not aware that First Holy Communions affected the choice of readings. A First Communion Mass will have a significant focus on children - it will not be due all the concessions of a "Children's Mass" but, being a "Mass for adults in which children participate", paragraph 19...
by FrGareth
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hero wanted!
Replies: 8
Views: 3326

Re: Hero wanted!

PS "Hero" in this case includes heroic figures from literature or popular culture who may be male, female, or "fantastic other" (thanks, Q ,for the elves, hobbits and dwarves)
by FrGareth
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hero wanted!
Replies: 8
Views: 3326

Hero wanted!

Since the homily is an integral part of the liturgy (as +George reminded his priests at the Cardiff Chrism Mass earlier this month) I presume homily help is on-topic in this forum, so, a quick appeal for help! This weekend, for vocations Sunday, I want to illustrate my homily with one or two example...
by FrGareth
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: St George's Day
Replies: 13
Views: 5142

Re: St George's Day

Too late for this year, but for future reference: New English Hymnal No. 162: "Lord God of Hosts" by Laurence Housman (d. 1959) to Melita (88 88 88) - see http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/l/g/h/lghwwhan.htm NEH also suggests two general soldier-martyr hymns Martyr of God, whose strength was...
by FrGareth
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A year on, what are we singing?
Replies: 79
Views: 28598

Re: A year on, what are we singing?

Here in Pontypridd, we are currently using all the parts of Schutte's Mass of Christ the Savior (but have only learned one of the three memorial acclamations so far). Before Christmas we used the tones given in the new Missal, except the Gloria which is too elaborate to manage without accompaniment....
by FrGareth
Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Chrism Mass 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 9185

Re: Chrism Mass 2012

Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Thursday 5th April, 11.30am Usual Cathedral Choir from St John's College First celebration of Chrism Mass by +George Stack since becoming Archbishop of Cardiff last year. Distinctive feature: oils placed at three stations down the centre aisle - clergy process in via s...
by FrGareth
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 36
Views: 14092

Re: Easter Alleluia

by FrGareth
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Crux Fidelis?
Replies: 15
Views: 6114

Re: Crux Fidelis?

My tentative parish plan is to use selected 6-line verses, sung by the whole choir, to the Tantum Ergo tune. (I made a bid for Picardy instead but choirmaster was not to be persuaded.)
by FrGareth
Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Parish Web-site hosting
Replies: 5
Views: 2198

Re: Parish Web-site hosting

Pontypridd Deanery rents space with HostPapa and runs a free interface called ModX which allows multiple editors to be authorised to edit selected parts of the site - so each parish has its own parish editor and it would be easy to allow a parish's SVP secretary, etc, to edit their own pages. We hav...
by FrGareth
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Help please. Communion.
Replies: 7
Views: 3544

Re: Help please. Communion.

"In the Dioceses of England and Wales Holy Communion is to be received standing, though individual members of the faithful may choose to receive Communion while kneeling. However, when they communicate standing, it is recommended that the faithful bow in reverence before receiving the sacramen...