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ASK FATHER: Eucharistic Prayer for Masses with Children

From a reader… QUAERITUR: This morning at Sunday Mass our priest sang the Eucharistic prayer for children’s liturgy and there was piano throughout as well as sung responses. I have never heard such a thing. It confused my small children. Is this ordeal approved by … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Palm Sunday – substitution of Passion with a slideshow narrated by children

From a reader: At this year’s Palm Sunday Mass (Novus Ordo) at a Benedictine monastery near where I live, the Passion Narrative was cut in its entirety and replaced with a slide show of sorts narrated by children from the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: ad libbing during Masses with children

From a priest: I am an associate pastor and am charged with celebrating Masses in our elementary schools. For these Masses, the pastor has taken the liberty to modify the prayers (collect, prayer over the offerings, post communion prayer) and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Children reading the Gospel during Mass

From a reader: I am a curate in a busy city centre parish in the UK. I have just been told by my Parish Priest that I should be flexible [?] and pastoral [?!?] at Children’s Masses and allow them … Continue reading

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