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by helen rees
Wed May 01, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Two Issues (Communion Hymns and Month of May)
Replies: 47
Views: 26025

Re: Two Issues (Communion Hymns and Month of May)

Nick Baty wrote:Has this instruction come from the PP?


Yes it has

Anne apparently "the magnificat is not a Marian hymn" as it doesn't honnour Mary.
by helen rees
Wed May 01, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: ' ... educating children in good liturgy?'
Replies: 18
Views: 9788

Re: ' ... educating children in good liturgy?'

I agree Alan. In our parish, young people from 5 - 18 lead the music once a month. They choose the music based on readings and have asked to learn a variety of music and hymns. Last week, there was a tantrum from two 8 year olds who wanted to sing Sweet Sacrament Divine rather than This is My Body. ...
by helen rees
Wed May 01, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Two Issues (Communion Hymns and Month of May)
Replies: 47
Views: 26025

Re: Two Issues (Communion Hymns and Month of May)

I really could do with some prayers here because I am being told I have to have hymns to Mary at every mass and it has to be at the offertory collection time because and I quote " the 'female' church presents the offertory gifts to the 'male' preserve of the Sanctuary and altar." This is t...
by helen rees
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Tenebrae
Replies: 16
Views: 9776

Re: Tenebrae

Hallo blackthorn fairy,

I really love the readings and psalms we use in our Tenebrae service. PM me with your contact details and I will see if I can send you copies of our order of Service.
by helen rees
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Another Easter Vigil question - Litany of The Saints
Replies: 8
Views: 4028

Re: Another Easter Vigil question - Litany of The Saints

Oh no not again!!! time for the Armenian !
by helen rees
Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Another Easter Vigil question - Litany of The Saints
Replies: 8
Views: 4028

Re: Another Easter Vigil question - Litany of The Saints

Thank you Phil and JW, I read the previous thread and as well as learning Armenian, I think i have the gist. In our parish, where there is no baptism but the water which is blessed ( some is used for the sprinkling) is transferred to the font for use at baptisms throughout the year, the litany shoul...
by helen rees
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Another Easter Vigil question - Litany of The Saints
Replies: 8
Views: 4028

Another Easter Vigil question - Litany of The Saints

Forgive me for asking what may be a stupid question but are the litany of Saints sung always at the vigil or just when there is a baptism? I have been told conflicting things. Thanks for the help.
by helen rees
Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Readings for the Easter Vigil
Replies: 30
Views: 12976

Re: Readings for the Easter Vigil

I wish my PP would read instructions in the missal as I love all the readings and the psalms but unfortunately he insists that it must be short even though we have no baptisms. He did leave the choice of readings to me so "forgetting" that the new testament reading doesn't count in the fou...
by helen rees
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Readings for the Easter Vigil
Replies: 30
Views: 12976

Readings for the Easter Vigil

I really love all the readings for the Easter vigil and the psalms so how do people choose which ones to use if they can only have 4? Which ones do you use?
by helen rees
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: When is the time for adoration and confession?.
Replies: 7
Views: 3086

When is the time for adoration and confession?.

Among the many changes introduced into our parish recently our parish priest is trying to encourage people to return to the roots of their faith and would like to see more adoration and people going to confession. Great in principle except we now have adoration before masses and he has invited pries...
by helen rees
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Carols at Midnight Mass
Replies: 48
Views: 17208

Re: Carols at Midnight Mass

Hark the Herald it is ! Thank you. And thank you Peter for your generous analysis of why our PP doesn't like Joy to the World. He thinks people don't know it even though they have sung it happily for the last four years, which I guess is reason to change it. I wasn't sure what works as a rousing rec...
by helen rees
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: They just don't get it!
Replies: 12
Views: 4988

Re: They just don't get it!

I sympathise with you Oops as this Sunday, our head teacher turned up with children, who read all the readings including the psalm which we had practised and it appears that this will now be a regular occurence on the first and third Sunday of each month. Great Initiative. Its just no=one told the o...
by helen rees
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Carols at Midnight Mass
Replies: 48
Views: 17208

Carols at Midnight Mass

Thanks to our new parish priest I have to re-think our Midnight Mass this year - not all the changes will be bad but I am really stuck with what to sing at the end instead of Joy to the World which for some reason he thinks is too difficult - what is everyone else singing ?
by helen rees
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Kent Liturgical Music Day - Ashford
Replies: 8
Views: 3023

Re: Kent Liturgical Music Day - Ashford

Hare - The planners are now being sent out by email if you contact Nick on the address above I am sure he will add you to the list. The events normally finish around 4pm
by helen rees
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Submit or not to the Panel?
Replies: 7
Views: 2479

Re: Submit or not to the Panel?

Thank you for this - will go ahead and sing next week