Tag Archives: priesthood

QUAERITUR: Should I serve at the altar if I don’t want to be a priest?

From a reader:
I have been an altar server for several years. However, after a
slowdown two years ago, I have figured out that priestly ordination is
probably not for me. Occasionally, I still serve at an Eastern
Catholic parish, whose pastor likes when … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: All-male sanctuary/altar service and vocations to the priesthood.

I have posted this poll before, but in light of another post, I thought I would revisit the question.
Please select a response and make comments on this subject in the combox, below.
And, yes, I know that some churches don’t even … Continue reading

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Opus Bono Sacerdotii: Helping priests who have no one else

Opus Bono Sacerdotii (OBS) is a lay organization that assists Catholic priests having difficulties.
Their motto:
A Catholic Priest Needs Your Help Right Now!
From the website:

We turn no priests away who need our help when we can help them.
OBS has been a … Continue reading

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Opus Bono Sacerdotii – help priests who have no where else to turn

I have posted before about the Opus Bono Sacerdotii.  They help priests who have no one else to whom they can turn.  I know the people who started this organization and I have the highest confidence in them.  I have … Continue reading

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A mordant look at the wrong notion of “active participation”

From the amusing Eye of the Tiber:
Culver City, CA––Parishioners of St. Raymond Catholic Church in Culver City, California were forced to jump into action during Mass early Monday morning when it appeared that only one priest would be available for the consecration. According … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest at Mass as mere “presider”?

From a reader:
I have attended a spiritual recollection of cathechesis assistants of ___. The augustinian frater who led the sessions concentrated on the Vatican II, said in his presentation about the SC constitution: “We all celebrate the Mass, the priest … Continue reading

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Helping people help priests: Opus Bono Sacerdotii

For those of you who want to help priests who need help and don’t have anyone to turn to.
Opus Bono Sacerdotii.

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A Prayer For Vocations

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Here is a prayer that perhaps parish priests will pick up and use at all Sunday and Holy Day Masses, perhaps immediately after the Gospel:
LEADER: Please kneel for our prayer for vocations.
ALL: O God, we … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Surprised by a Communion Service with a lay leader

From a reader:
Whilst on holiday in Bournemouth, UK I called into one of the RC churches to say a few prayers. It seemed as though Mass was about to begin but, to my great shock, a lay woman went up … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Word and Communion services with a deacon permissible?

From a reader:
We have a shortage of priests in our diocese in England, not so short that we can’t have Sunday Mass. but occasionally weekday Mass might not be available in a Parish. When are these services of Word and … Continue reading

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