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by High Peak
Tue May 02, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Confirmation Mass
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Re: Confirmation Mass

I am looking for guidance on planning a Confirmation Mass in the light of whatever changes have happened in the last two or three years. We will sing the Gloria, and the Mass. But will the Mass be the Mass of the day, which will be Tuesday week 9 OT, so a first reading about Tobit taking a bath and...
by High Peak
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 8406

Re: Offertory hymns

I rather like the dirge tune!!! :lol:
For those of us not familiar with Nottingham/Mozart and other names for famous tunes, which one are you on about?
by High Peak
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 8406

Re: Offertory hymns

By the way - 1st post!!!

Welcome to the forum!!! :D
by High Peak
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 8406

Re: Offertory hymns

We tend to sing an Offertory Hymn but I rarely set one that is specific to the Offertory. It's too limiting, for a start - there are not that many of them (as you have found) and even fewer that have merit and are worth singing. So, when we have an Offertory hymn, it is more likely to be one on the ...
by High Peak
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 2953

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

I wonder to what extend the Vigil is "sold" as the highpoint of the whole year - to what extent we "big-it-up". I don't think that it is too controversial to state that we don't have the most theologically or liturgically literate laity, and they need help to get a sense of and u...
by High Peak
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Easter Alleluia

This year was the first time that I have organised the Triduum Liturgies, because this year was the first time that we started the Vigil at a time I was comfortable with - 9pm. I cannot speak for previous years (we took ourselves off to Ampleforth) but this year we most certainly did intone the Alle...
by High Peak
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 4768

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

Or possibly one of the few who follows the directions in the GIRM. That has been one of my problems. We have introduced several things that are in keeping with GIRM norms which have not been the "norm" in the parish in a long, long time. As such, we have met resistance from some. It's not...
by High Peak
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 4768

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

justMary wrote:......if you aren't getting any [complaints] then you probably aren't being brave enough.


I think that this is a very valid point.
by High Peak
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 4768

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

oopsorganist wrote:
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:lol: :lol:
by High Peak
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 2953

Easter Sunday morning Masses

For those of you that do the Easter Vigil "properly" - ie not starting until at least one hour after sunset - do you still have a full complement of Easter Sunday morning Masses? Or do you cut the number down (logically, omitting the earliest Sunday morning Mass) following the late finish ...
by High Peak
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 4768

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

Oops. I think it helps if like me you have been a parishioner for 30 years with wife and kids, are 6 foot 3, and have a moustache that bristles nicely when upset. Well........ We've been here and active in the two parishes here for 20 years, I have family here that goes back 4 generations and, alth...
by High Peak
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 4768

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

And how do you ruin someone's favourite hymn? Well, first of all the favorite him in question was Amazing Grace. So I have to challenge the woman's taste!!! We did a 3-part harmony acapella version with a different melody. Somewhat Gospel in style. I had picked it up in one or two liturgical worksh...
by High Peak
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 4768

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

quaeritor wrote:I'm struggling with the maths (or the meaning?) here, Mary - am I missing something? :?:
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I'm SO relieved it's not just me!!! :-)
by High Peak
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 4768

You can't please all the people all of the time

I have received two unsolicited pieces of feedback from tonight's Mass at which our group played. One said that the entire Mass was beautiful and that they loved all the music. The other said (through somebody else) that we ruined her favorite hymn and disliked it so much that she walked out early!!...
by High Peak
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgy Meetings
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Liturgy Meetings

Given that you are now a combination of two parishes it may be of value. We are two parishes with one priest and three Sunday Masses (though three are CERTAINLY not required) and, much to my frustration, there is little if any crossover or coordination. On Thursday we had our first rehearsal for the...