Tag Archives: communion rail

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 and … 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. Vince Rogers … 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:
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Practically, the rail is a help to people, both physically and spiritually. The use … 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 rail … 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 Holy Communion … 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. Is the rail
indispensable? I … Continue reading

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