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2021 archive of Music & Liturgy Musings

2021 archive of Music & Liturgy Musings

Hallowe'en, Allhallowtide, and the Month of the Dead

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 10/26/21

Hallowe’en, Allhallowtide, and the Month of the Dead

Did you know that Halloween is actually a Christian holiday? Yes - you read that right. It can be hard to fathom considering the way our culture has secularized Halloween. There’s the huge focus on candy, costumes, and decorations, which are ... Read More »

Glory in the Cross - Part II

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 10/26/21

As we prepare to celebrate our annual Forty Hours celebration and our patronal feast this Friday, our readings this weekend prepare us to Glory in the Cross. The Church in her wisdom emphasizes Jesus’s statement in Mark 10:45 three times today: “The Son of Man has come to give ... Read More »

Glory in the Cross: Forty Hours 2021

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 10/26/21

Forty Hours 2021

 

In just under two weeks, we will celebrate our annual Forty Hours of Eucharistic Adoration which is centered around our patronal feast day, October 22. If you have never experienced Forty Hours before, I highly encourage you to attend these wonderful celebrations. This year the ... Read More »

Mass Settings

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 10/26/21

Mass Settings Although not received recently, one question I have been asked in the past is, “Why do we change the Mass Setting every couple of months?” To answer this, let me first explain what the Mass Setting is. In the Mass, there are essentially two sets of prayers: ... Read More »

Ministries: Where Might You Be Called to Serve

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 9/22/21

More on Mass Ministries Where Might You Be Called to Serve?

 

Ushers and Greeters: Four years ago, you may remember hearing about the beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey. A simplex priest in the religious order of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, Fr. Casey resided in Detroit at ... Read More »

Ministries in Our Parish

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 9/22/21

Ministries

A quick reminder as I begin this bulletin article that I am happy to answer questions regarding liturgical or musical items. Perhaps one of your questions was answered in Father’s letter this week on “ascending solemnity.” Please feel free to send questions via email to [email protected] As Bishop ... Read More »

Liturgy: The Work of the People

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 9/22/21

Liturgy: The Work of the People

 

Lumen gentium (Light of the Nations), known by its English title as the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church was promulgated on November 21, 1964. This important constitution laid the foundation for many of the documents that followed in Vatican II. Lumen gentium explained:

• the Church’s nature and historical existence (chapters I and ... Read More »

Ephphatha! Be opened!

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 9/02/21

The Ephphatha Rite in Baptism

  In today’s Gospel, Jesus speaks the word “Ephphatha” to the deaf and mute man. Hearing this word is particularly striking as it is one of the few words or phrases in the New Testament where the writer chose to retain the original Aramaic ... Read More »

Eucharistic Adoration

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 8/25/21

O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption.Who live and reign with God the Father ... Read More »

Ecclesia de Eucharistia

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 8/25/21

Ecclesia de Eucharistia On the Eucharist in its Relationship to the Church

 

On Holy Thursday 2003, Saint John Paul II wrote Ecclesia de Eucharistia, a letter to all the faithful of the world. Its short six chapters explore and explain the essential nature of the Eucharist to the ... Read More »

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