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by JW
Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gifts of bread and wine.
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Re: Gifts of bread and wine.

Well, old barmaid, now you're asking. Here's my personal cringe-list. If anyone is upset by it, that is not my primary intention and I apologise. All lines are in the 2005 edition of HON. "O noble Tower of David, of gold and ivory" "Kum ba yah my Lord; Kum ba yah" "And io, i...
by JW
Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organ in Lent
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

Re: Organ in Lent

1) Benevenio, whilst accepting that Sundays are not part of the 40 days, nevertheless the organ should only be used to support singing. As has already been said, we omit the Gloria, Alleluia, have purple and no flowers on Sundays in Lent as well as weekdays. I took a raincheck on your suggestion to ...
by JW
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A crucifix in every classroom - fundamentalism?
Replies: 7
Views: 1514

Re: A crucifix in every classroom - fundamentalism?

Oops, I have none of the CTC, congratulations to you for making the effort. With regard to Gospel values, they are the mainstay of our faith but Catholics also believe in following the traditional teaching of the church - teaching handed down and developed over the years by the Church (e.g. prayers ...
by JW
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A crucifix in every classroom - fundamentalism?
Replies: 7
Views: 1514

Re: A crucifix in every classroom - fundamentalism?

Just shows the persecution all religions are undergoing at the moment in the UK. Religious iconography is required by all dioceses in Catholic classrooms. We would be going against the church's teaching if we were to teach that sex can be value free - and it patently isn't - look at all the trouble ...
by JW
Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Replies: 10
Views: 3152

Re: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

The context of the Canon Law quote seems to refer to formal liturgical blessings. These aren't the only kind and the Church makes provision at times for laity giving blessings - for example the concluding blessing laid down for the Office differs according to whether a priest or deacon is present or...
by JW
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: World Youth Day Mass, with new translation
Replies: 13
Views: 2813

Re: World Youth Day Mass, with new translation

OK, the new translations are probably brilliant, my Latin is more than rusty and my tongue is firmly in my cheek so help me out. Why is Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth translated Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God of Hosts? Wouldn't that have been something like Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus Domi...
by JW
Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Incidental Music for Mass
Replies: 81
Views: 25308

Re: Incidental Music for Mass

Easter 3 Prelude & Fugue 2 from Bach: 8 Short Preludes & Fugues, BWV 554 hear it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIP2L7jeX6Y Music here: http://icking-music-archive.org/scores/bach/bwv553/Bach_Kleine_Praeludien_2.pdf Communion: Brahms Chorale: Schmucke Dich O Liebe Seele, (No V of Eleven Cho...
by JW
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Laetare or mothering!!?
Replies: 12
Views: 2421

Re: Laetare or mothering!!?

Benevenio, No the kids aren't there every week. During my teaching days I once had occasion to attend all the masses in my parish one Sunday. Out of a primary roll of about 240 (of which 50% are Catholic) about 12 attended mass in the parish that day. The count of secondary age pupils was even lower...
by JW
Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Laetare or mothering!!?
Replies: 12
Views: 2421

Re: Laetare or mothering!!?

I have no problem with Mothering Sunday being referred to in Introduction to Mass and prayers. However, I think choirs and readers must be upset but take it very well when they're pushed out by the kids - the message is almost we wouldn't use you if the kids were here every week. Then there is the a...
by JW
Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organ in Lent
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

Re: Organ in Lent

An interesting one this. Churches who wouldn't dream of using "alleluia" or saying the Gloria, or having flowers during Lent just don't seem to be aware that this rubric is there. In the past, I have used the organ quite freely - to avoid CDs being played instead. This year I thought I'd t...
by JW
Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: who does Pange Lingua?
Replies: 11
Views: 2232

Re: who does Pange Lingua?

We do one verse of the Pange Lingua in English - that's gets the priest to the altar of repose; then switch to Latin for the 2 verses of the Tantum Ergo, because the choir (and some of the people) can still do it. We end Maundy Thursday with 'Stay With Me' sung very quietly to try to encourage peopl...
by JW
Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Incidental Music for Mass
Replies: 81
Views: 25308

Re: Incidental Music for Mass

Easter Vigil / Easter Day (This is the time to try to be really inspirational. I tend to go for popular stuff at this time of year, much of what follows will be in wedding anthologies. Have linked a few YouTube performances - for interest/inspiration/motivation!) Start: (not Vigil!): Bach, Jesu Joy ...
by JW
Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Choir wanted: Guild of St Stephen, Southwark, Annual Rally
Replies: 11
Views: 2288

Choir wanted: Guild of St Stephen, Southwark, Annual Rally

The Guild of St Stephen in Southwark is looking for a choir and musician(s) to lead the music for the Mass at their Annual Rally at Aylesford Priory on Bank Holiday 5th May 2008. I understand that hymns are given to you, but the Mass parts etc. are at the choir's discretion. Aylesford is a good plac...
by JW
Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Good Friday ecumenical service
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

Re: Good Friday ecumenical service

The trouble with the Stations is that non Catholics have real issues with those that are non-biblical, e.g. 'Veronica wipes the face of Jesus,' even with 'Jesus is placed into the arms of his mother.' This wouldn't preclude a service based on your own 'Stations.' Drama can be powerful if properly us...
by JW
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: What do you do if you, your choir or cantors foul up?
Replies: 51
Views: 9130

Re: What do you do if you, your choir or cantors foul up?

asb, You're beating yourself up about this - don't. Our God of Love accepts what we offer - he doesn't demand that we beat ourselves up when we get it wrong. Allow the Spirit to work in you and accept those times when it goes wrong - it does for everyone - unless there is an obvious way to put it ri...