Archives October 19, 2020

Digital Rituals: Pushing pixels for Jesus

A paper given for a Church Times/RSCM Seminar 19/10/20 Because I am too young for an interest in railway trains and too old to gain proficiency in Call of Duty, I am therefore a Parish Priest with an interest in mission and creative worship particularly curating worship which is digitally mediated. I even completed an […]

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Creating Digital Sacred Space

A paper given online for Premiere Digital Because I am too young for an interest in railway trains and too old to gain proficiency in Call of Duty, I am therefore a Parish Priest with an interest in mission and creative worship particularly curating worship which is digitally mediated. I even completed an MA in […]

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Advice for Preachers

They say that when people become Ordinands they begin by writing essays like sermons, once they get made deacons they begin by writing sermons like essays. The purpose of a sermon is to shed light on the Scriptures and apply that to our lives. Without application it is just a lecture. Begin sermon preparation with […]

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Elegant Teleprompter

If you (like me) have struggled to get recordings straight to camera done without a million outtakes, Elegant Teleprompter is a cheap and very effective app which gives you a teleprompter overlaying your Android video camera screen. You can speed it up and slow it down, or even pause it with a tap. The free […]

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Mobile Phone Meditation

This excellent text is by James Cathcart from Sanctuary First We are now going to use our mobile phones to help us pray. ·        Go to your home screen. What’s your screen background? Is it a picture of a loved one? A spouse or a child? A beautiful landscape? An attractive abstract picture? Maybe it’s […]

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The Practice of Spiritual Communion

According to S. Thomas Aquinas, the desire to engage in Communion with Christ is more important than the actual practice. There are many circumstances when actual Communion at Mass might not be possible: Infirmity, imprisonment, being stranded on a desert island or a Russian Gulag or the isolation required to prevent the spread of COVID-19 […]

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English Texts for Mass in the Time of Pandemic

Released 2nd April 2020 This Mass can be celebrated, according to the rubrics given for Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions, on any day except Solemnities, the Sundays of Advent, Lent, and Easter, days within the Octave of Easter, the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day), Ash Wednesday and the […]

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