Skip to comments.Another church gets a new Communion rail!
Posted on 03/17/2014 7:43:57 AM PDT by NYer
The other day I posted about the installation of a new Communion rail in the Church of St. Mary in Pine Bluff, WI. HERE
Now I read that a new rail will be installed in St. Joseph’s Church in Macon, GA.
The unanimous consensus was conveyed to Bishop Hartmayer [in the diocese of Savannah] and he approved of the decision. Then a small fund raiser was carried out and as if God Himself endorsed our plan, out of the blue a large, large bequest was given to us in a Last Will and Testament of a wonderful parishioner who requested her bequest be used for sanctuary improvements only!
All this took place within a year! And yesterday, March 14th, 2014, almost ten years after the decision was made to remove the altar railing, Bishop Hartmayer signed the contract to have the construction begin.
The extension of the floor should start in about a couple of weeks. The marble and brass gates will take longer to fabricate but I pray it will be installed in the next six months. But the floor will be ready to receive it when it arrives.
Fr. Z Kudos to Bp. Hartmayer, and to the VG there, and to the pastor Fr. McDonald.
This, dear readers, is the way we need to go. This does more for the New Evangelization than any number of initiatives you might dream up.
Don’t be shaken. Don’t be anxious or downhearted. Do not flag. Do not waiver.
God always provides. His timetable isn’t always the same as ours, but he still ALWAYS provides.
It will come to all of our churches. Pray and pray and pray.
Seriously, what the h*ll is that???
This took place in a Catholic church?
That is the opening rite to the LOS ANGELES RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS at the Anaheim convention Center.
Buffoonery on parade.
How does this work in a “Novus Ordo” Mass? Is it still celebrated that way but at the time to receive Communion the communicants go up to the rail and kneel?
Is the Precious Blood distributed in this fashion as well?
Was that an opening to a Mass?
I don’t think so.
Well thank God for that at least.
That poor bishop looks so sad.
The more fool he, then. As chief liturgist of the Diocese, he could have preemptively stopped this. If he didns’dt know his sort of thing would happen, he’s been asleep at the wheel.
Um...........One problem, what about those with bad knees? As wonderful as holy communion rails are, they can become really, really problematic for folks like me who have bad knees.
OMG!!! OMG!!!! God will NOT be mocked!!!
[sigh]...The planet is burning with the malevolence of the Evil One, the need to bring souls to Christ has never been greater, we may indeed be on the verge of the Second Coming....and we’re dickering over whether to stand or kneel for Communion, and in precisely which place in the building.
Drives me almost as nuts as five years of Vatican deliberations on whether to say “one in being” or “consubstantial” during the Creed.
Offer it up to the souls in Purgatory.
Just to be clear, I’m not “dickering” about kneeling or not kneeling for Communion, or whether a church should have a Communion rail. I was just wondering given the presence of a Communion rail, how does that work with the “Novus Ordo”.
Do the communicants kneel to receive Communion, to they all stand (those with and without health problems) do they still receive in a line or do they stand/kneel at the rail.
I was only asking these questions out of curiosity, not to argue about it, as the only time I’ve participated in a Mass where a Communion rail was present it was a Traditional Latin Mass, not the Novus Ordo.
Go visit the site at http://www.recongress.org/ for more information. If you still believe that the only proper way to worship and share God is to sit still in a pew on Sunday mornings you're really missing the boat.
I love this.
We used to do stuff like that at Camp Kateri when I was 8.It probably helped me rejoice in the Lord til the s'mores got done.
Disgraceful and disrespectful at the very least.
There ya go.
They aren’t ‘loving and praising God’, even if they think so. They are indulging in human primal urges which is an open door to the devil.
Oh...so tell me, oh perfect one, what is the proper way to “love and praise” God? Is it to sit perfectly still and quiet in the pew on Sunday mornings only? What are your approved songs? I guess you should instruct the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on the proper way to praise God. This was their conference.
We haven’t gotten a communion rail yet but we did get the Tabernacle moved from it’s “nook” to better behind the altar. We’re using the vacated space in the nook for an old school “candle altar” (not sure if that is the term). We’re installing it just in time for the Easter Vigil.
They aren’t praising God they are celebrating and rejoicing in their primal animal nature, causing them to be deluded and open to other demonic suggestions.
So, do you believe you are God because you are determining what is in their hearts and minds? Who are you to determine that they are not praising God? You haven't explained to me what "proper" praise looks and sounds like.
It smacks of exhibitionism at the very least. "Look at me"!
"He must increase, but I must decrease." John 3:30
You are continually posting "I'm reading your mind" type comments which, I believe, are a violation of rules of the religion forum.
In answer to your earlier question - what constitutes acceptable music for worship -- type this into a search bar for a start: "traditional liturgical sacred music".
And as a more general reply: No, I don't take it that uninhibited Jim Jone's type gyrations necessarily constitute worship, although the participants may be deluded into thinking they are. True liturgical dance is directed by the Holy Spirit, not the endocrine system.
BUT - Fr. Barron was there with our new Archbishop Gomez. It was FINALLY way conservative and orthodox. You cannot expect all the dancers to just go home — it’s LA, right?? We celebrate our new Archbishop!
If one has bad knees, is in a wheelchair or has some other physical ailment preventing them from kneeling, then they are not expected to kneel for Communion.
I think the guy with the wok was cooking kung pao chicken.
this is crazy, how can he get away with this?
Are you a Catholic??
Jesus Christ is and should always be center in our lives, be it at home or at church. This is truly wonderful news.
If for some reason you can't kneel, you simply stand at the rail. The priest is quite close enough to administer communion to anyone who has to stand.
To turn it round the other way, if you're at an NO and you want to kneel, even if there is no rail, you can. It doesn't freak them out unless you're in a really goofy parish, and then I don't just out of being a good guest.
This has been an ongoing problem in LA, so this is not the only incident of this liturgical "dancing". It happens frequently during Mass as well.
The first problem is that it is not appropriate or correct for Catholic worship, nothing in the tradition justifies it. It all started when a few American bishops took a loophole intended for third-world converts with a strong religious dance tradition, and let the Jules Feiffer ladies in the door.
The second problem is (and I'm speaking as a trained dancer who holds two teaching certificates in two dance disciplines) these people are lousy dancers who couldn't get a gig ANYWHERE else. The man looks like he's just slouching along in street clothes, the second lady in pink has no business appearing anywhere in a leotard, and the three ladies in tie-die (tie-die!) are completely out of alignment in their out-of-synch gyrations.
These people take advantage of the artistic ignorance of the clergy.
They did have a Friday concert, at which a couple of Irish step dancers performed. They were pretty good -
By who’s definition? I was baptized Catholic as an infant. However, I no longer am a member nor do I practice as a Catholic. I’m a member of a non-denominational church.
Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.
I simply asked him how he knew what was in their heart and mind. I asked what the proper way to praise God is? By who's standards? Am I allowed to reply when a poster asks me a direct question?
If you had asked "Do you know what is in their hearts and minds?" I would have said nothing. But you said "So, do you believe you are God because you are determining what is in their hearts and minds?"
I thought you would say that. Thanks for being honest.