Liturgy Lines

The Propers of Mass

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / December 18, 2016

I am working on a plan to integrate the propers into Masses at our chapel.

We are at a point where for the past couple of years we have frequently been without an accompanist of any sort.  The choir has also shrunk down to the point where there may be only one person leading music on a given Sunday.

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Image and Likeness

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / February 4, 2016

My last article was about seeing people in the image and likeness of God.

This article will say more about that.

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Flickr Image by: Fabio Sola Penna

Remembering Who We Are

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / January 26, 2016

It has occurred to me with unusual clarity, over the past month or so, that we really do not have a firm grasp of how to treat people with respect.

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Liturgical terminology: Vigil Mass

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / November 5, 2015

Saturday evening Masses are a common event on the landscape of the Roman Catholic Church and have been for several decades.

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Jesus the Physician

Whom do you trust?

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / June 3, 2015

 I have a chronic illness which is poorly understood and even after all these years is probably mis-diagnosed.  When I first started dealing with pain I was unable to ignore, I of course went to the doctor.  Being me, I also started to read up. Doc soon had me on antidepressants.

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Should I Veil?

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / April 1, 2015

I have been teaching RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) this year for the first time in a few years.  It doesn’t take long for things to change, that’s for sure.

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Family Trees

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / January 31, 2015

For the past few months, I have been working on my family tree.  In this I include my parents’ families as well as those of my husband.

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Advent Readings Compared Between Pre-Vatican II Lectionary and the New Roman Missal

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / December 19, 2014

I suppose it’s a seasonal thing…

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RCIA: What It Is. What It Does.

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / October 11, 2014

RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is the process by which the unbaptized adult may enter the Church.

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Rules, Structure and Predictability.

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / September 22, 2014

I am heading up the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults for our chapel parish again this year.  It is not exactly like “falling off a log” as I’d hoped.

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