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BRICK BY BRICK: A Communion rail restored in a major, historic church

I just received something interesting from a reader in Chicago, for your Brick By Brick file. Perhaps you have at some time driven down the Kennedy Expressway.  Suddenly the Interstate bends sharply around, and very close to, the rectory of … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 149: Interview with Fr. Richard Heilman – Part 2

In this PODCAzT we hear the the second, shorter, of two parts of an interview I did with Fr. Richard Heilman, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Pine Bluff, WI a few minutes to the west of Madison.  I’ve written about Fr. … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 148: Interview with Fr. Richard Heilman – Part 1

In this PODCAzT we hear the the first of two parts of an interview I did with Fr. Richard Heilman, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Pine Bluff, WI a few minutes to the west of Madison.  I’ve written about Fr. … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick – Houseling cloths installed!

Do you recall that I asked for help to determine a good way to attach houseling cloths on a Communion rail?  HERE  Many of you came through. By the way “housel” is a Middle and Old English word for “Eucharist”. … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: The fruits of ‘ad orientem’ worship in a parish.

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman, who seems to have mastered perpetual motion, has a great letter to a priest posted at his place. You will recall that I posted photos of Fr. H dragging the table altar out of church … Continue reading

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Rail by rail!

One for the Brick by Brick file. I had a note from a friend in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, where the great Bishop Robert Finn presides. At St. Andrew the Apostle on the north side of KC, Fr. … Continue reading

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On altar rails and sanctuaries and proper liturgical roles

At Pray The Mass Fr Evan Harkins has a reflection on altar rails. Per force, he digs into what a “sanctuary” is. Here is an excerpt with my emphases: […] Practically, the rail is a help to people, both physically and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Some people go to the Communion rail quite early.

From a reader: In my parish, some of the parishioners approach the Communion Rail at what seems to be too early a time. They go up as the second Confiteor is said by the servers, and are kneeling at the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Promoting use of the Communion rail

From a priest reader: I am pastor of ___ in ___.  I have a weekly EF Mass that draws 50-100 people, a nice group of diocesan seminarian servers, and a good little schola. I am considering returning the distribution of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is a Communion rail obligatory for TLMs?

From a reader: I am interested in seeing the EF come to my local parish. The main church is a monstrosity, but there is a separate chapel that might do nicely. Unfortunately, there is no altar rail in the chapel. … Continue reading

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