Tag Archives: ADVENT

ADVENTCAzT 00: A new liturgical year

This year I once again offer a short daily podcast to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
These are especially offered as a token of gratitude for my benefactors … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Advent: true Advent preparation

It is possible that we are already back to Advent?
Advent begins a new liturgical year.  Each year Holy Church presents the history of our salvation and the mysteries of the life, death, resurrection and the return of the Lord.  Each … Continue reading

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REMINDER: CD of music for Advent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

Do you remember there is an album of Advent music available?  The wonderful Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph provide it.
Here are a few little samples.


It is still available!
There are zillions of Christmas music offerings out there. … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 32: The Eighth Day

I hereby conclude my 5 minute daily podcasts with the Octave of Christmas.
This year they are my token of gratitude for my benefactors who have donated and sent items from my wish list.  Thank you for pitching in so that others … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ember Day coincides with feast day

From a reader:
On consulting my Ordo [for the Extraordinary Form] this coming Saturday is the feast of St. Thomas.
This supersedes the Ember Day which should be commemorated at the Mass of the day.
Should we still observe the Ember Day with respect to … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Did you see Rose vestments on “Gaudete” Sunday?

Here is a little poll for your 3rd Sunday of Advent.
Please choose an answer and add a comment in the combox.

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GUN FREE ZONES! Funny.

A friend sent this. A funny way to make a good point.

I try not to use businesses which post these signs and I hope you don’t either.
On that note, after Mass on Sunday a couple guys from the parish offered … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z posts his annual rant on BLUE vestments and then sings to you. POLL!

Some veteran readers here know about my annual rant about BLUE vestments during Advent.  Lest all other Advent considerations – such as the coming of the Lord – be overshadowed, herein I rant.
I believe this dopey liturgical abuse is fading … Continue reading

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We are on one side of the threshold we shall soon cross.

Today in our Roman Rite it is the last day of the liturgical year.
We are on one side of the threshold.  We cross over soon.
Of Advent, the holy bishop of Milan St. Charles Borromeo (+1584) said:
“Like a devoted mother, keenly … Continue reading

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SUPER-ULTRA-HYPER-URGENT EMERGENCY ACTION ITEM!

Can you help?
The CD of Advent music by the Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, is doing well on the charts.
I have mentioned them before HERE.  I did a review of their Christmas … Continue reading

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