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Liturgy Corner November 14, 2021 - The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 11/16/21

Next Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  It is the last Sunday of the liturgical year and was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925.  Devotion to Christ the King was particularly strong in Mexico during the time of the persecutions ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner - November 7, 2021 Sunday:

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 11/03/21

This is the day when members of the Church gather for the celebration of the Eucharist—since apostolic times.  While Jews who had become Christians continued to observe the Sabbath each Saturday, they also celebrated Sunday as the new Christian day of worship because it was the day of Christ’s ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner - October 25, 2021 - The Sabbath and the Bells

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 10/27/21

The Sabbath:  Years ago, and still today in many parishes—including our own—the ringing of church bells called people together on Sunday.  Responding to the sound of the bells, the faithful would stream to their local church.  The tradition of calling people together by ringing bells began in the 6th ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner - October 17, 2021 - The Church Year

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 10/15/21

God’s creation includes the grand lights in the sky; the greater one ruled the day (the sun) and the lesser one ruled the night (the moon). See Genesis 1:16.  These two lights have a regular cycle with regular appearances. Humans through the years have looked at this cycle and ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner - October 3, 2021 - the Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 10/15/21

Monday, October 4, is the Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi.  He is the patron of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.  He is the founder of the Franciscans.  He is one of the Church’s most popular saints and is also admired by non-Catholics.  He was the son of a ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner - September 26, 2021 - Salve, Regina - Hail Holy Queen

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 10/15/21

After each Mass, we pray as a community the Salve, Regina Also Known as Hail Holy Queen.  The Hail Holy Queen is a Marian hymn dating back to the 11th century and attributed to Notker Balbulus. The Hail Holy Queen is often recited during the Liturgy of the Hours ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner - September 19, 2021 - Liturgical terms relating to Holy Mass

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 10/15/21

Solemnity—The highest rank of liturgical celebration.  Sundays are solemnities, as well as Holy Days.  Missing a Solemnity is, in normal times, a mortal sin if missed intentionally.  Missing Mass because one is sick or has a sick child or is caring for someone homebound or in the case of ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner September 12, 2021

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 9/13/21

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of 9/11.  May we never forget to pray for the repose of the souls of those who passed in such a violent and tragic way.  May we continue to pray for peace and turn to Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Light.  

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Liturgy Corner September 5, 2021 The Beautiful Hands of a Priest

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 9/13/21

We need them in life’s early morning,

We need them again at its close;

We feel their warm clasp of friendship, 

We seek them when tasting life’s woes.

At the altar each day we behold them,

And the hands of a king on his throne

are not equal to ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner August 29, 2021 - The Hands of Priests

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 8/28/21

The August 2021 The Priest magazine has an article “The Hands of the Priest: Understanding the gestures used at Mass”.  The article is written to and for priests.  It is a reminder of the importance of their hands, especially in Liturgy.  Jesus is the Head of the Church.  We ... Read More »