Saturday, May 14, 2011

Respect

I have some minor gripes with my new parish - mostly musical. The choir tends to go for the slightly showy, pitched-too-high numbers not in the spirit of plainchant. Marty Haugen 'hymns' feature. There are too many lay ministers around. (i.e. greater than or equal to 1)

That said, they've crowned Our Lady's statue for May, the catechesis seems good and they are genuinely welcoming to new parishioners and solicitous for our welfare. The sanctuary is in order and the priest seems to stick to the rubrics. They have an ambitious programme of charitable work. There is a monument outside the church on prominent display (it's on a major bus route) for the victims of abortion.

My admiration is for the unbroken Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament they have had for the past fifteen years. Over 200 volunteers from within and outwith the parish keep watch in prayer 24 hours a day before the Blessed Sacrament in the adoration chapel attached to the church.

As young people say: respect.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like its there or there abouts.

11:12 AM  

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