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Liturgy Corner September 25, 2022 What is a patron saint?

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 9/23/22

What is a patron saint?  A patron saint is a saint chosen as a special advocate with God.  This saint receives a special honor by a place, association, or person, in accordance with Catholic teaching that angels and saints have special spheres of activity.  To become a patron of ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner September 18, 2022 Sacred Symbols:

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 9/23/22

Alpha and Omega: First and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Jesus as the beginning and ending of all.

Anchor: Symbol of hope from earliest Christian times (Hebrews 6:19). An anchor was frequently used in the catacombs and sometimes associated with another common symbol, the fish. Although the cross ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner September 11, 2022- Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and more

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 9/12/22

Today we remember all those killed in the attacks on 9/11.  We pray for them and for their families.  

Wednesday, September 14 is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  This feast commemorates the finding of Jesus’ cross in 326, the consecration of Jerusalem’s Basilica of the ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner September 4, 2022 - Receiving Holy Eucharis

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 9/12/22

Receiving Holy Eucharist is a privilege we should never take for granted or take lightly.  In the Catholic Church, we are able to receive every day and should receive every Sunday and Holy Day.  To receive Our Lord in Holy Communion, several conditions must exist.  One is our having ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner August 28, 2022 - Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 8/29/22

A friend does something really special for us and we want to send him/her a thank you.  In looking for that perfect card, we may read several cards, some funny, some not-so-funny, some pretty corny, some a bit more gushy than we want; they just don’t say what we ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner, August 21, 2022 - What is an indulgence? 

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 8/19/22

What is an indulgence?  We sometimes see at the end of prayers and devotions and novenas that praying that particular prayer, devotion, or novena will give an indulgence.  According to the Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices an indulgence is the remission before God of the temporal punishment due ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner, August 14, 2022 - Parish Ministry Life

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 8/19/22

Being active within a parish community does not only mean attending and serving at Holy Mass.  There are other ministries where one can assist or participate.  Prayer groups within the parish include the Rosary Makers, Legion of Mary, Rosary Leaders, Prayer Chain, adorers at Adoration on First Fridays.  The ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner, August 7, 2022 - the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 8/19/22

Monday, August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  This feast commemorates Our Blessed Mother being taken into heaven, body and soul, at the end of her life on earth.  It is a truth of faith proclaimed infallibly as dogma by Pope Pius XII ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner, July 31, 2022 - Liturgical Ministry Sunday

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 8/19/22

Today is designated as Liturgical Ministry Sunday at San Clemente Church.  For the past few weeks this Corner has, hopefully, explained the liturgical ministries, their functions, and now their need for ministers.  Lay ministry, especially at Holy Mass, helps to assist the clergy and brings us, the lay of ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner July 24, 2022 - Music Ministry

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 7/23/22

The last, but certainly not the least, liturgical ministry is the Music Ministry.  The function of the Music Ministry is to lead the faithful in song.  They lead us in singing the parts of Holy Mass.  They lead us in the hymns.  The Music Ministry is open to anyone ... Read More »