Saturday, May 28, 2016

Corporate Naming Rights: ORGAN BUILDERS

It's amazing the crazy thoughts that can come to one's mind while in the car or in the shower, or on the can.  Last night, it was corporate naming rights, you know, corporations putting their names on things, namely sports venues.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Gott Vater, sei Gepriesen (and Keep It Real, Part Deux)

Today, Trinity Sunday, I'm sure most Catholic parishes have used the tune Gott Vater, sei Gepriesen with the hymn Sing Praise to Our Creator (those with World Library Publications hymnals/missalettes) and O God, Almighty Father (almost everyone else).

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Keep It Real!

Over the past couple of decades, the two biggest publishers of music for Roman Catholic parishes, OCP and GIA, have come out with the worst hymnals for English-speaking Catholics in the United States, hands down.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Don't Do This at Church!

I haven't done a Don't Do This at Church post in ages.  Today, I have a double feature for you!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Most Holy Trinity at Sacred Heart

Starting with this weekend, we put away the Picchi ("Cristo Risusciti") Mass and begin use of the Caudana ("Laus Tibi Christe") Mass for the remainder of May and all of June.

Monday, May 9, 2016

The Scriptorium Got a Little Plastic Surgery


I opted for the newspaper motif for the "Epistles" blog, thus the new title, font, and color scheme.

Come Spend Some Time with Mary

This and every Tuesday in the month of May:

Pentecost at Sacred Heart

This weekend, as we conclude Paschaltide with the Birth of the Church (50 days after Easter), we will have our brass trio, consisting of two trumpets and a French horn, at three of our four Masses.

Monday, May 2, 2016

An Action-Packed Week at Sacred Heart

Four, count'em, FOUR events happening this week at Sacred Heart!

"Psalm 151" for Ascension and VII Easter C
(May 5 and 8, 2016)

I'm presenting two planners in this post: one for Ascension, and one for VII Easter (Year C).  Of course, many dioceses celebrate Ascension on the Sunday after the actual Ascension. Those places can disregard the VII Easter list, as that's when Ascension falls for them.  Here in the Northeast, we're lucky enough to benefit from both Ascension Thursday (a Holy Day of Obligation) AND VII Easter.