Daily Archives: 24 December 2008

The sounds of Christmas silence

Yeah… well.. this is a bit more practical, I’m afraid. Over the last few days I have had some problems with my big computer’s sound card. Tonight it totally crashed. I had to do a system restore and… … it … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Midnight Mass (1962MR)

Christmas has three Masses, at night, at dawn and in the day. Let us use the Mass in nocte or “Midnight Mass”. Using the texts of the orations, let’s drill into our “Midnight Mass” in the Extraordinary Use of the … Continue reading

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Ustream test

I was able to fix the problem with the browser crashing everytime I tried to open the Ustream main page or any video. If I can fix this also on my old laptop in the chapel then we’ll be in … Continue reading

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A snowed under Midnight Mass?

I am pretty nearly completely snowed in right now.  Some plowing, even this evening, will help.  But I must wait for tomorrow morning to get out of here, I think. Sooo… Perhaps I’ll say a Midnight Mass … on the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and thanks from Fr. Z

So many of you have enriched my life by participating here during the last year. Thank you. I will say one of my three Christmas Masses for all those who have been benefactors through donations or who have sent me … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Vigil of Christmas (2002 Missale Romanum)

We have come to the Vigil of Christmas.  This is celebrated in the evening of Christmas Eve.  It is not the Midnight Mass, or Missa in nocte.  This Mass fulfills your obligation. Let us look rapidly at the three prayers … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 24 December – COLLECT (2002MR)

The Collect for today’s Mass in the 2002MR, the last of Advent, brings us to the very threshold of the humble place where the Lord was born. COLLECT (2002MR):Festina, quaesumus, ne tardaveris, Domine Iesu,ut adventus tui consolationibus subleventur,qui in tua … Continue reading

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