Another perspective on ad orientem--the priest leading
Whose prayers? Their who?
All. Hymns, blessing and prayers.
The spelling/grammar errors seen regularly in this blog are alarming.
All moms were there. Very nice day.
As if "Mother's Day" were part of the liturgical calendar.What do you do for Confederate Memorial Day, sell a few slaves on the steps of the Church?
No but we do remember the souls of the faithful departed confederate war dead--does that present you problems or is it your outright prejudice against southerners that you boldly hold?
Remembering the dead is appropriately accomplished without Confederate hymns and special blessings for tergiversationist rebels.
Everyone received a blessing at the end of Mass -- just like at every Mass. Although, in his sermon, the priest did have some very nice remarks for mothers and all women about the beauty and special place of femininity in God's plan.
We set up a special area to venerate Mary and had the procession Saturday. On Sunday we thought about living with total abandon to God's will as Mary did. Then we heard about the model mothers often provide as they submit to the well being of their child. There was a blessing on them, kneeling in the pews, during the homily.
J. T. C., neither does omitting rememberances for the Confederacy give your mother a card. What happened? Did you forget?
No, the priest focused his sermon on not letting any obstacles getting in the way of you coming to the House of the Lord, something was done for the Mother's after Liturgy though.
With regard to the following: Joe Potillor said...No, the priest focused his sermon on not letting any obstacles getting in the way of you coming to the House of the Lord, something was done for the Mother's after Liturgy though.Excluding Marian hymns, there's something to be said for applying this to the Roman Church for what is a secular holiday. A special blessing after mass, a coffee hour would certainly be very nice alternatives and wouldn't disturb the primary focus of the Mass. After Liturgy, one of the Byzantine Ruthenian churches that I attend used to have Panihida (a beautiful, solemn, sung memorial service for the departed) for mothers who have past. The same was also done for Father's Day.
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