Tag Archives: Rituale Romanum

REMINDER of Seasonal Blessing: Assumption – Blessing of Herbs (and HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

Just a quick note to remind you that in the Rituale Romanum there is for the feast of the Assumption a special blessing of herbs and flowers. Click HERE for more. And the Assumption is, this year at least, a Holy … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z blissfully causes work for a harried parish priest. Another seasonal blessing: for Assumption.

I noted on the distinguished blog of the mighty Dean of Bexley, the Parish Priest of Blackfen, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan that my post about blessing grapes on the Feast of the Transfiguration stuck pay dirt. H.H. whinges: Thanks … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The “Churching” of Women after childbirth

From a reader: Can the Churching ritual be performed directly after the baptism, or should it be done on a different day? I ask this for clarity, as this will be the priest’s first time performing a baptism in the … Continue reading

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REVIEW: St. John Cantius (Chicago) instructional DVD for “Sacred Rites and Ceremonies”

I recently received a couple instructional DVDs produced by the canons at St. John Cantius in Chicago and I have had a chance to look at “Sacred Rites and Ceremonies of the Roman Rite, featuring the use of the 1962 … Continue reading

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REVEREND FATHERS! Epiphany is coming: We have special blessings we can use!

Remember that you can bless Epiphany Water, and chalk, and gold, frankincense and myrrh, and houses…. Lot’s of cool Catholic stuff can be done on Epiphany!

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27 Dec: Today we bless WINE! HUZZAH!

The liturgical year guided and nourish and shaped Catholics for centuries.  It does so far less now.  But once, people not only followed the turning of the earth and the wheeling of the stars and the rising and setting of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Re-blessing things with older Rituale Romanum

From a reader: The prayers in the old Roman Ritual are sometimes much richer than the prayers found in the current Book of Blessings. Since the added exorcisms and petitions in the older prayers might make a sacramental more effective, … Continue reading

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Praying for rain

In the Extraordinary Form edition of the Missale Romanum there are texts for a Votive Mass ad petendam pluviam… to ask for rain. COLLECT (1962): Deus, in quo vivimus, movemur, et sumus: pluviam nobis tribue congruentem: ut, praesentibus subsidiis sufficienter … Continue reading

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Exorcism of a Community

Troops and officers who go into battle would do well to familiarize themselves with all the weapons at their disposal.  They should know a) that they have them, b) what they do and c) how to use them and when.  … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Extraordinary Form Latin-Spanish resources

From a priest.   Can the readership help? Do you know of any resources, similar to the three-volume “Rituale Romanum” put out by the FSSP, that have the extraordinary form sacramental rites in Latin and Spanish? I am involved in Spanish-language … Continue reading

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