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A time for everything…

January 7, 2021

When the Easter candle is blessed by Monsignor Makarewisc at our Easter Vigil Mass, he uses these words: Christ yesterday and today the Beginning and the Endthe Apha and the Omega.All time belongs to Him and all the ages; to Him be glory and power through every age forever. Amen Our time is given us…

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Providing for Worship

June 26, 2020
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One feature of the Eucharist is its deceptive simplicity. In form, matter, and personnel, it seems that the Mass requires little. Liturgists have identified this aspect of the Roman Rite in a positive light as “noble simplicity”. The simple furnishings required:  an altar, a chair, and ambo. The simple proclamation of the word. Very ordinary…

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Active Participation in the Eucharist

November 24, 2019

The transformation of the liturgy was in full motion over fifty years ago but by no means over. In 1968 when I made my first Holy Communion at St. Patrick in Sedalia, the church had already been renovated to bring the altar toward the congregation. As I was learning how to participate in the Eucharist…

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