Tag: Liturgy

‘Modest resurgence’ seen in the use of chant at Mass

‘Modest resurgence’ seen in the use of chant at Mass

| Mark Pattison | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Catholics return to their churches as coronavirus-induced lockdowns ease up, they’re not likely to be confronted with a bunch of unfamiliar words in Latin printed in some medieval-era typeface with notes in the shape of squares rather than ovals.

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Holy Week at home: ‘Liturgical living’ expert offers ideas for a meaningful Triduum

Holy Week at home: ‘Liturgical living’ expert offers ideas for a meaningful Triduum

| April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

The author of “The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life,” Kendra Tierney literally wrote the book on how to celebrate the Church’s feasts and fasts in the home.

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Need to change hearts, not just books, to improve liturgy, pope says

Need to change hearts, not just books, to improve liturgy, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The sacred liturgy is meant to help the people of God conform their heart, mind and actions more closely to Christ, Pope Francis said.

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As worship director, Father Erickson was behind the scenes of every major local liturgy

As worship director, Father Erickson was behind the scenes of every major local liturgy

| July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

My pastor didn’t follow the Mass rubrics; what are you going to do about it? Where do I find the prayers for a house blessing? Can my parish celebrate St. Genesius April 1?  

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Altar stones reminiscent of Mass in the early Church

Altar stones reminiscent of Mass in the early Church

| Susan Klemond | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Embedded in the tops of altars in some Catholic churches are stone panels that contain hidden treasure: the relics of saints and martyrs.

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Gregorian chant offers Catholics elevated liturgy tied to early church

Gregorian chant offers Catholics elevated liturgy tied to early church

| Chaz Muth | December 18, 2017 | 3 Comments

When Erin Bullock steps in front of the altar at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, she is there to sing parts of the liturgy and to guide members of the congregation through song.

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All in good time: Liturgy document unlikely to bring quick changes

All in good time: Liturgy document unlikely to bring quick changes

| Cindy Wooden | September 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

The shouts of joy and cries of despair that greeted Pope Francis’ recent changes to canon law regarding liturgical texts appear to be exaggerated.

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Twins making Sunday Mass available for teams and staff

Twins making Sunday Mass available for teams and staff

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota team is the latest in Major League Baseball to offer pre-game Sunday Masses for Catholic ballplayers, coaches and team employees who have to be at Target Field early in the day.

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‘O Antiphons’ during Advent’s last days invoke Messiah’s titles

‘O Antiphons’ during Advent’s last days invoke Messiah’s titles

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The O Antiphons, also known as the Greater Antiphons, are a set of seven separate antiphons, each beginning with an “O,” and followed by a title or special attribute of the Christ-child whose birth will be commemorated on Christmas.

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10 ways Vatican II shapes our church today

10 ways Vatican II shapes our church today

| October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council by Blessed Pope John XXIII Oct. 11. Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship, offers the following list to help Catholics better appreciate the council and its lasting effects.

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Priests prepare for new Mass prayers

Priests prepare for new Mass prayers

| November 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Priests around the archdiocese have been poring over liturgical scripts and rehearsing speaking parts in anticipation of the Nov. 27 debut of the new Roman Missal, which will usher in the most significant changes to the Mass in more than 40 years.

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Questions and answers about the new Roman Missal

Questions and answers about the new Roman Missal

| Father John Paul Erickson | November 10, 2011 | 4 Comments

This question-and-answer column is the next in a series about the new Roman Missal, which will be used in the United States beginning Nov. 27, the first Sunday of Advent.

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