Thinking ahead to the Triduum? Perhaps it will be this year that Father changes out the bells after the Gloria on Holy Thursday to the crotalus or “ratchet”, the harsh wooden noisemaker.
In some places a wooden gizmo with little hammers or clappers are used. In others it is more like a ratchet.
If this is the year the crotalus is added to the solemnity, you are in luck. A reader alerted me that you can order them through amazon (which means you can order them right here).
You should probably order them in pairs, since during the Eucharistic procession to repose the Blessed Sacrament after Mass of Holy Thursday, the altar boys could alternate as they went.
They will be delighted.
Click HERE or use the amazon search for “Toca T-WR Ratchet”.