The GIRM and Lent

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After a week off, I’m back with a little bit more liturgical catechesis. We have now entered the penitential season of Lent. According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (2022), “Lent is a

Christus totus

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The Second Vatican Council affirmed the ancient belief that in Christ “the fullness of divine worship was given to us” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 1963). The Second Vatican Council really put this into motion in a variety

Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year

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Believe it or not, we are only a few weeks away from the start of our Lenten journey. Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and ends just before the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy

How Is Music Selected For the Mass?

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Over the past few weeks, we have explored Pope Francis’ recent motu proprio and how it has directly impacted us at St. Anthony of Padua. While the main audience for His Holiness’ recent motu proprio

Traditionis custodes & Antiphons

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In last week’s bulletin, we talked about the impact of song lyrics and why it is so critical that the songs we sing at Mass are Catholic. Just as we expect our priest’s homilies to