Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form workshop downloads

Una Voce Northern Alabama now has all the homily, Mass instructions and workshop talks available for download on their site. (I corrected the links just now, Jan 6, 2015, as Una Voce redid their site. Again.)

Solemn High Mass, Extraordinary Form, Saturday, August 22

I was watching my favorite network last night when what to my wondering eye should appear but a notice that there will be a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville AL this coming Saturday, August 22 2009, which is also the Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Mass will be televised, so it’s an early one, 7am CDT. Argh. More info at EWTN’s Facebook page or at Una Voce Northern Alabama on their calendar page. Continue reading “Solemn High Mass, Extraordinary Form, Saturday, August 22”

Things I thought I knew

Updated, November 2, 2020: to correct the terminology for the Lay Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. There’s enough confusion out there as it is. I don’t want to add to it.

I may have mentioned that I’m sponsoring a friend in the RCIA program*. So I’ve been brushing up on my knowledge of all things Catholic and I learned a few things this past week. After studying Catholicism for fifteen years and being Catholic for thirteen years, I learned that my friend is not supposed to go through the Communion line to receive a blessing. (I’ve seen this done since I started going to Mass back in the mid-90’s.) And I learned that for her to use Holy Water would be a bit more useful if she were baptized already. (Which she isn’t.)

Continue reading “Things I thought I knew”