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Liturgy Corner August 9, 2020 - The Baptistry

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 8/07/20

The Baptistry: Initiation into God’s Family—The rites of Baptism, the first of the Sacraments of Initiation, require a prominent place for celebration.  As we enter any Catholic church, we look first for the Sanctuary Candle to know where Our Lord is reserved in the Blessed Sacrament.  Secondly, we look ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner - August 2, 2020 The Sanctuary: The Holy of Holies

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 8/01/20

The sanctuary is the part of the church that is set apart from the nave and signifies the heavens and the dwelling place of God. The principal ritual furnishings within the sanctuary are the Altar on which the Eucharistic sacrifice is offered, the Ambo from which God’s Word is ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner - July 26, 2020 - God’s Building: The Place for the Liturgical Assembly Gathered

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 7/26/20

God’s Building: The Place for the Liturgical Assembly Gathered as One Body in Christ—Churches are set up with liturgy in mind, as that is where we gather for liturgy; it is our worship space.  Contained within our worship space is the nave, the main body of the church and ... Read More »

The Living Church: God’s Building—July 19, 2020

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 7/19/20

In Genesis, we see God creating the universe so that we (all of us) may have a part in His divine life.  We are created by Him to be joined in communion with Him.  He called forth light out of darkness, placed Adam and Eve in this light, and ... Read More »

July 5, 2020

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 7/04/20

For almost 3 ½ months, we have been attending Holy Mass by watching it on TV, social media, parish websites, or for some in the past month, back in worship spaces.  As Catholic Christians Holy Mass is a part of who we are.  Our worship space is where we ... Read More »

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 6/28/20

Friday, June 19 was the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  It is a devotion to and image of Jesus based on the private revelations of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690) at Paray-le-Monial, France.  There are 5 main elements to this devotion: Adoraton.  Jesus proposed his Sacred ... Read More »

What is a Litany? 

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 6/18/20

Many of our liturgies, as well as private prayer and devotion, contain a litany which is a prayer in the form of responsive petition.  In Old Testament times, the Jews had a form of public prayer in which one or more persons would pronounce an invocation and those present ... Read More »

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 6/13/20

Sunday June 14, 2020, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi.  Again, because of the current restrictions, we are unable to have a Eucharistic Procession.  In normal times, we would process from the church to several Altars set up by various groups.  ... Read More »

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 6/04/20

Sunday, June 7 is The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. It is considered a movable feast because it is celebrated the Sunday after Pentecost which is 50 days after Easter which is celebrated the first Sunday after the vernal equinox. Most Holy Trinity commemorates the mystery of the ... Read More »

Holy Mass may look a bit different...

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/26/20

Praise God, we are back in our worship space.  Holy Mass may look a bit different.  We are all wearing masks, keeping our distance from one another and following all other guidelines.  Sunday Mass is shorter, to lessen the time we are together—for safety reasons, and to give time ... Read More »