May your bandwidth be fullMay your videos not stutterMay your audio be free from hissand your dog not bark at the postmanMay you not fluff your readingnor press the wrong buttonand through all of this,may your prayers get through all of thisfor they WILL be heard by God.
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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Sacred space is important. We know that those liminal, ‘thin’ places where God’s presence can be keenly felt are important: St. Cuthbert’s Shrine in Durham (where I always went to say my daily office when I was studying there), the Shrine Church in Walsingham, before the Blessed Sacrament (anywhere, frankly). Feel free to add your […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A salutary lesson for all those of us learning to offer worship online during times of pandemic – make sure you don’t accidentally enable filters on your stream!
In time of Pandemic, when Churches have been closed as a result of the spread of COVID-19, many of us have turned to online technologies as a method of continuing to support the Body of Christ separately, together. For gatherings online (whether live, prerecorded or played back later) this technology lends itself perfectly to the […]
In these strange times, when public worship has been suspended, many clergy have been asking about how to live stream their worship over the internet and therefore remain connected with their communities. Firstly I want to emphasize that the primary way of connecting with your Community is the pastoral phone call – when we can’t […]