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When I take a break from movies with lots of explosions, I like period pieces. You can’t beat a well done production of a Jane Austen novel or just about any of the 19th century writers.It happened the other day that I caught a few minutes of Pride and Prejudice, in one of those moments when someone entered a room where other people were
Pope Francis makes a change to the MassJun 24th, 2013 by deaconmike As promised to my friends at St. Patrick’s parish in Markham below are the changes in the mass announced by Pope Francis this past week.“The Decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments was made public on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
Hello Everyone.This post is a bit special to me, as I am going to write about a devotion topic that I have participated in and has since held a place in my prayer life: The Sacred Heart of Jesus. More specifically, this post will be devoted to the practice of the First Fridays.
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Photo taken from http://muniatintrantes.blogspot.com/’And forasmuch as, in this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the mass, that same Christ is contained and immolated in an unbloody manner, who once offered Himself in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross (…)’ The Council of Trent DOCTRINE ON THE SACRIFICE OF THE MASS
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Here are some English chant propers, with texts as found in the Roman Missal, for the Mass for the Election of a Pope or Bishop. Download freely.Score for the cantor/choir:MASS FOR THE ELECTION OF A POPE OR BISHOP A handout for the congregation:ANTIPHON SHEET / NO VERSES For more information, see illuminarepublications.com.Print this post
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This Sunday, our first reading will come from Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8 (Isaiah has a vision of Heaven, is purified of his sins, and readily answers God’s call sending him out), the responsory is Psalm 138 (‘In the sight of the angels, I will sing Your praises, Lord), the second reading comes from 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 (St. Paul describing how he has passed on the tradition given to him), and the Gospel is Luke 5:1-11 (the miraculous catch of fish, and Jesus’ call of Simon Peter.)The full text of the readings is available on the US Bishops website, and you can read them by clicking here.There is a fantastic parallel in the first reading and the Gospel – the call of Isaiah to be a prophet and St
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This Sunday, our first reading comes from the prophet Daniel 12:1-3 (a prophecy about the second coming of Christ); the responsory is Psalm 16 (You are my inheritance, oh Lord); the second reading comes from the letter to the Hebrews 10:11-14, 18 (how Christ now sits at the right hand of the Father, waiting to make His enemies his footstool, and having made the final offering for all sin); and the Gospel is Mark 13:24-32 (Jesus speaking of his own return.)You can read the full text for the readings from the US Bishops website, here.As the Church year winds down, the Mass readings usually start to turn to end of the world and second coming themes. (You can read my thoughts on whether I think that’s happening this year or not here.) What always sticks out to me when these conversations start is how much they seem to focus on fear.
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So I was viewing my blog roll today on Blogger when I see this from Vox Cantoris:http://voxcantor.blogspot.ca/2012/11/asperges-me-as-long-as-its-not-in.html Looks like someone paid me a visit last night and read my post. I honestly just put the article up there as a “Cool!“ moment that one encounters while surfing the net for something they wanted, and got something else while searching for it
Why do Catholics attend church more often than Protestants?Posted Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 5:00 am under Eucharist/Mass, Fr. John Bartunek, Questions and Answers, SacramentsTags:Catholics, Eucharist, Holy Communion, Mass, ProtestantsQ: Dear Father John, can you help me understand and explain why Catholics go to Church so much more than Protestants (as with daily communicants)
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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Resources on the Sunday Gospel Mark 7:31-37http://www.silk.net/RelEd/gospel-mark-7-b.htm Catechesis with Children – Bible Study / Commentaries and Meditations – Homilies Preparing for the Liturgy – Images / Clipart / Coloring Pages / PuzzlesFaith First: Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year BCatechist Background and PreparationPrimary SessionIntermediate SessionJunior High School Commentary on Mark, Chapter 7 By Jeanie C. Crain, Missouri Western State College, The Gospel of Mark: A Study Based on the Old Testament www.lifeissues.net | Homilies – 23rd Sunday OT B CNP Liturgical Planning – Twenty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) – Music Suggestions lipart and Reflections on the Sunday readings – Fr.
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Resources on the Sunday Gospel Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23http://www.silk.net/RelEd/gospel-mark-7-a.htm Catechesis with Children – Bible Study / Commentaries and Meditations – Homilies Preparing for the Liturgy – Images / Clipart / Coloring Pages / PuzzlesRules and Traditions, children’s story by Larry Broding, word-sunday.com. Proclaiming Faith – Gospel Reflection and Discussion Questions Mark 7:1-13 clean and unclean – Mark 7:14-23 God’s law & men’s rules – commentary & meditation for daily reflection and study by Don Schwager “Diversionary Tactics,” Ordinary 22B, Fr.
Today, the National Catholic Register came out with an article on my new book- A Picture Book of the Mass Illustrated by the Masters. You can read the review here.
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Dear Theophilus,The Archdiocese of Toronto recently tweeted “The average commuting time in the GTA = 80 minutes! That’s plenty of time to pray the Rosary while you travel.” Keeping in mind that Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, I’m sure the same could be said about every major city across the globe.
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