4/3/12 – CommUNION

Recently, Fr Paul has written in Carmel reminding us of some matters concerning the celebration of Communion during Mass. Asking all of us to be consistent in how we process to the front of the church and receive communion is not simply about efficiency, safety and the like. A common bodily posture, to be observed … More 4/3/12 – CommUNION

9/10/11 – Standing Up (and bowing… and genuflecting) for What You Believe In

Recently we have been looking at the postures and gestures that we engage in during Mass.  Each is intended to help us direct our minds and hearts more intently towards what we are celebrating. Last week, we looked at some of the gestures and postures that are used during the first part of the Liturgy … More 9/10/11 – Standing Up (and bowing… and genuflecting) for What You Believe In

19/7/09 – The Real Presence: Giving Due Reverence

Last time, I began to discuss the concern one correspondent raised of the seemingly diminishing sense of the “real presence”, that is, our belief that Christ is fully present in the bread and wine we consecrate at Mass, and thus consume as his body and blood. It is a belief that Catholics have held for … More 19/7/09 – The Real Presence: Giving Due Reverence