Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Ask an expert’ Category

I hear that there are changes being made to the liturgy of the Mass?

Why are there changes being made?

(Why?  What?  By whom?  When?  Etc.)

Is there a website that explains them?

Read Full Post »

I have heard of a couple of parishioners speak with great enthusiasm about the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute.  What is it?   Where is it?  Who can attend? Why would you recommend it?  Etc. 

 Tell us about it!

Submitted by Matt Wagner:

I’ve attended the Catechetical Institute and graduated already. It was an awesome experience.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

A couple of parishioners have told me that they pray the layman’s version of Liturgy of the Hours.  Those of you who use Liturgy of the Hours as a way to pray daily, would you be willing to answer these questions?

  • What is it?
  • How do you use it?
  • Why do you use it?

To share please click on “Leave a comment”.

Submitted by Matt Wagner:

This is a pretty large topic. Basically the Liturgy of the Hours (aka. The Divine Office) is the prayer of the Church. You’ve maybe heard how monks of long ago would steep themselves in praying the Psalms… all 150, everyday.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

A couple of parishioners have told me that they pray the layman’s version of Liturgy of the Hours.  Those of you who use Liturgy of the Hours as a way to pray daily, would you be willing to answer these questions?

  • What is it?
  • How do you use it?
  • Why do you use it?

To share please click on “Leave a comment”.

Read Full Post »

Those of you who use lectio divina as a way to pray, would you be willing to answer these questions?

  • What is it?
  • How do you use it?
  • Why do you use it?

To share please click on “Leave a comment”.

Read Full Post »

You may propose a topic that we will throw open to our readers in hopes that an “expert” will come forward.  For our purposes we will define an “expert” to be someone who has firsthand experience with a topic, for example, someone who has worked on a topic as part of a church committee, someone who uses a particular type of prayer fairly regularly, someone who has experienced a particular challenging situation in their life.

To propose a topic simply “comment” on this post by clicking on “Leave a comment”. 

If the editors think it is a suitable topic for this parish blog, they will post it separately as I will illustrate next with my “Ask an expert: lectio divina”.   The experts, those who use the prayer technique of lectio divina can then share their wisdom by clicking on “Leave a comment” for that post.

These posts will be unique in that the content will be in the comments initially until they are pulled into a page.  Please share!!!

Read Full Post »