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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Our attitude at the altar

Was there a good point or two in the sermon which you heard at your Mass in fulfillment of your Sunday obligation?  Let us know. For my part, I connected the Gospel parable of the Pharisee and the Publican praying … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father sprinkles water with fingers into chalice

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it liturgically correct for a priest to dip their fingers into the water pitcher and then shake them off into the chalice as a means to add water to the chalice before the consecration? Liturgically … Continue reading

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Aroma Therapy – Catholic style

A priest friend sent this to share for your Just Too Cool file.  From Science Daily: Burning Incense Is Psychoactive: New Class Of Antidepressants Might Be Right Under Our Noses Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Pastor changes the offertory. What do I do?

From a reader: How should I approach my pastor about liturgical abuses he has been committing? The recurring abuse has been his changing the Offertorium to “Lord, accept this bread and wine. It comes from the earth, and it comes … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest changes the words of the offertory

From a reader: At the Preparation of the Gifts, the local priest combines the formula to say: “Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this wine and bread to offer, fruit of the vine … Continue reading

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