Posture in the Liturgy

POSTURE DURING THE MASS The appropriate times during which we stand, sit or kneel during Mass were set over 40 years ago in the General Instruction on the Roman Missal published in the 1970’s. But across Ireland, and even from parish to parish in Dublin, we tend to fall back into postures as used before(…)

Festive Celebrations of the Eucharist -some suggestions

FESTIVE CELEBRATIONS OF THE EUCHARIST SOME IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS A festive celebration gives the opportunity to celebrate the Mass in a fuller and more attractive way than usual. People can be more lavish in their use of ritual symbols than is often possible in the normal daily or weekly celebrations. In particular, many celebrating communities(…)

What is Good Liturgy?

What Is Good Liturgy? Fr Pat ODonoghue takes us through some pastoral liturgical pointers… I want to begin by placing my understanding of the Eucharistic liturgy in the context of the institution narrative of the Gospel of John. ‘They were at Supper…and he got up from table, removed his outer garment and, taking a towel,(…)

It’s My Church Too

It’s My Church Too.   Including People with Disabilities in the life of the church. The Healthcare Committee, a subcommittee of the Dublin Diocesan Jubilee Committee have completed a project to help us all to be aware of people with disabilities. They have produced a booklet entitled “It’s My Church Too”. The purpose of this booklet is(…)

Communion for those with a gluten intolerance

A gentle reminder about the reception of Holy Communion by those with a gluten intolerance (also known as coeliac condition). The possibility of receiving communion under both kinds at every Eucharist is always preferable as we can more fully respond to Christ’s command: “Take this all of you and eat it… Take this all of(…)

Guidance for Churches on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 (Swine Flu)

Guidance for Churches on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 (Swine Flu) September 2009 This guidance is based on current information aGuidance for Churches on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 (Swine Flu) September 2009 This guidance is based on current information and is subject to change based on ongoing surveillance and continuous risk assessment. This document gives general advice, recognising(…)