“The Church's great liturgical tradition teaches us that fruitful participation in the liturgy requires that one be personally conformed to the mystery being celebrated… Otherwise, however carefully planned and executed our liturgies may be, they would risk falling into a certain ritualism. Hence the need to provide an education in eucharistic faith capable of enabling the faithful to live personally what they celebrate.” (Pope Benedict XVI, SACRAMENTUM CARITATIS, 64)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Things Could Be Worse

Sometimes I complain about the music at church. There's one song we've dubbed "The Gloria Hoedown" and a version of the memorial acclamation (Christ has died, Christ has risen...) that sounds like a ripoff of the Beatles' "Come Together". And then there was the time when our extremely talented organ player was forced to bang out a song that sounded strangely like the theme from Gilligan's Island. Yet with all of that, I can still be thankful that I have yet to witness something like this at church:

Maybe that version will be in the next edition of the hymnal, possibly between selections from this album (H/T Ironic Catholic's blog):

Right now, it seems that only time will tell.

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