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by BobHayes
Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: What anniversary of the Election of Francis???
Replies: 8
Views: 4478

Re: What anniversary of the Election of Francis???

29 June is the anniversary of Pope Emeritus Benedict's ordination. :D
by BobHayes
Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Eucharistic Adoration
Replies: 17
Views: 8332

Re: Eucharistic Adoration

In my parish we have Eucharistic Adoration most Saturdays for forty minutes before the noon Mass. Attendance is not great but the opportunity is appreciated by those who come - not always the same faces. Anecdotal observations (as I travel round the country in connection with my work) suggest Euchar...
by BobHayes
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Optional Gloria?
Replies: 5
Views: 3360

Re: Optional Gloria?

On a related point, many folk have asked what to do now that the Mike Anderson "Clapping Gloria" can no longer be licitly used. I always wondered what was the most appropriate response of the lay faithful when confronted by the 'Clapping Gloria': dignified silence, sullen insolence or who...
by BobHayes
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Heritage Open Days
Replies: 1
Views: 1672

Heritage Open Days

The annual Heritage Open Days long weekend is 12-15 September this year. Heritage Open Days strike me as a good opportunity to reach out to the wider community in our local neighbourhood, invite people in and show something of what we believe and how we worship, in addition to the infrastructure and...
by BobHayes
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sede Vacante and the Liturgy
Replies: 28
Views: 10748

Re: Sede Vacante and the Liturgy

give us a noble, simple and correct English vernacular translation? Therein lies a conundrum: in the world of global communications 'correct English' and 'vernacular' both become rather nebulous and often at odds. The global influence of the US, marketing and business-speak all contribute to a cons...
by BobHayes
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration ???
Replies: 8
Views: 4937

Re: Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration ???

HallamPhil wrote:Sheffield celebrated with a procession from the cathedral to four altars erected at significant locations in the city centre. Several hundreds followed in procession and countless numbers were intriguingly distracted.


Excellent and innovative. :D
by BobHayes
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration ???
Replies: 8
Views: 4937

Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration ???

With odd exceptions, this seemed to be a non-event in England and Wales.

http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-francis ... -adoration

Any thoughts......?
by BobHayes
Sun May 19, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 90757

Re: The wickedness of face cream

'The Mercian love of God'. :?
by BobHayes
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops
Replies: 11
Views: 5611

Re: Bishops

The Tablet on-line has a brief but interesting account of Marc Cardinal Ouellet's homily addressed to the bishops on retreat. http://www.thetablet.co.uk/latest-news/5237
by BobHayes
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Pope
Replies: 54
Views: 19425

Re: New Pope

What is even more curious than Fr Gunter's interpretation, is the fact that we do eucharist frequently but wash feet only once a year at a poorly attended Mass in Holy Week. I imagine attendance must vary widely from parish to parish. The Holy Thursday Mass is nearly 'full house' and getting volunt...
by BobHayes
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sunday working
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

Re: Sunday working

I have been informed recently that I will have to work on Sundays. Does anyone know the legal position on this? JQ Nick's link very usefully summarises the legal position. If you do not work in the retail or betting sectors 'the devil is in the detail' - as the saying goes. In those circumstances i...
by BobHayes
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Making time for prayer before Mass
Replies: 25
Views: 9757

Re: Making time for prayer before Mass

Many thanks for the comments and suggestions. :)
by BobHayes
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Making time for prayer before Mass
Replies: 25
Views: 9757

Making time for prayer before Mass

Owing to the plethora of roles many of we lay faithful undertake - musicians; readers; servers; distributors of prayer cards / hymn books / newsletters; helpers of the infirm; greeters of the faithful and newcomers, preparing the parish hall etc. - we can all become very busy, even overwhelmed, with...
by BobHayes
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Is there a place for dance within Catholic Liturgy
Replies: 17
Views: 6045

Re: Is there a place for dance within Catholic Liturgy

In the case of music/singing, I believe there can be a very fine line between what adds to the depth of Mass and what is a distraction from worship. With dance I can only see it as a distraction. That's my personal view.
by BobHayes
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Is there a place for dance within Catholic Liturgy
Replies: 17
Views: 6045

Re: Is there a place for dance within Catholic Liturgy

Personally I would find dance distracting - by its very nature it is a performance, may well lead to a focus on vanity rather than worship and it is certainly non-inclusive, if not overtly elitist.