Musings of a 30ish Midwestern Catholic Improv Guy.

Wednesday, April 30, 2003  

Where These Strange Liturgical Ideas Come From....

A recent liturgical conference in St. Louis featured Marchita Mauck, a "liturgical design consultant" and former advisor to the Bishops' Committee on Liturgy. Some of her ideas:

For Ash Wedensday

--Offering only one Mass having only services at other times (note: this is already done in many places).

--singing a Taize-style litany of prayer intentions gathered from the assembly in the weeks prior.

--A procession to a freestanding cross during the litany.

For Holy Week

--Instead of washing the feet of twelve men (per the rubrics), or even washing the feet of twelve people, washing the feet of anyone who desires throughout the afternoon and evening before Holy Thursday Mass.

--Holding the Palm Sunday Liturgy of the Word outdoors. (Imagine this being done in Wisconsin. Right,)

--Holding the Easter Vigil Liturgy of the Word in an open space outside of the church, with a twenty minute break between readings.

--Getting up to dance after the Red Sea account.

--Having the priest plunge the Easter Candle into the water while standing in the baptismal pool.

I wonder how long t will be until these crackpot concepts are mandated, and enforced with a ruthlessness undreamed of by the Inquisition in its prime......

posted by Dave | 9:23 PM

Trying to Install Enetation....

.....and not succeeding.

If anyone knows where to put the code, please let me know. Thanks!

posted by Dave | 8:14 PM

Monday, April 28, 2003  

First Quiz of the Blog

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posted by Dave | 10:05 PM

Still been ill

Took me a while to shake off the sinus infection. Was not in a mood to go on the computer. Just wanted to crawl into bed -- no energy after a day in the office.

posted by Dave | 9:54 PM

Tuesday, April 22, 2003  

Still figuring things out...

Changed template. I think.

posted by Dave | 10:50 AM

Home Sick

Came down with a nasty sinus infection Easter evening. Tried going to work yesterday, but had to go straight home again. Feeling better today, but still not 100%. Will spend the day getting this blog into shape.

BTW, thanks to Jeanetta for some new links!

posted by Dave | 8:21 AM

Saturday, April 19, 2003  

Getting Restarted

I got busy in February, then decided to give up the Blogosphere for Lent (except for NRO's Corner). Now I'm back.

More later.

posted by Dave | 2:11 PM