Sunday, 8 April 2012

Good news this Easter: Open post

Happy Easter to all readers!

I'm taking a blogging break this week, but I'll leave the comment box running on ths post in case you have any good news (or bad) to share in relation to the Easter celebrations you have experienced or more generally.

Please do alert us to the things we should be reading, or know about....

7 comments:

A Canberra Observer said...

The singing of the Exsultet at St Christopher's Cathedral, Canberra - very good by one of the diocese's permanent deacons.
And quite a good show all around.

Joshua said...

All went beautifully at my parish this Easter; the only odd thing was that the Adoration of the Cross was done before the Solemn Intercessions - and, strangely, these were read in the old ICEL version (whereas everything else has long been in the new translation). It really surprised and threw me.

HolyCatholicApostoli said...

Cardinal Pell and Richard Dawkins will both be on the ABC Q & A Program on Monday Night 9:35 PM.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/

Kate said...

The good news: Broken Hill's Cathedral enjoyed the long version of the Exultet and Solemn Alleluia, celebrating the Triduum with a bishop, two priests and two Sydney seminarians for the Triduum..

BB said...

I went to Mass in a small country parish which I had not been to since I was about ten. It wasn't to bad really helped maybe for nostalgia purposes. There were two things that really stuck me: I recall that if you weren't early you wouldn't get a seat but now the church was less than half full which was is quite sad and second I was surprised how I still remembered a lot of the words to those old seventies hymns that I had not heard in twenty years.

Anonymous said...

I went to confession on Saturday and Mass on Sunday, in the Cathedral parish. Standing room only for Mass. The music for Mass was the usual appalling '70s nonsense, culminated with the execrable 'Lord of the Dance', with numerous 'McMinisters' involved in things. And why is it so hard to include ONE traditional Catholic hymn? When will it end?

Anonymous said...

Easter Sunday, Yarralumla, 9:30am. Usual older demographic, with few young men. Standing room only, appalling 70's music, including the infantile 'Lord of the Dance' as Recessional. Like a previous poster commented, why can't they include at least ONE traditional hymn? On the day we repeat our baptismimal promises, why not 'Faith of our Fathers' or similar? Considering the media hostility we are being subjected to, it would be apt. The young Indian priest was very good,as always. And,as usual, preparing and deploying the EMHCs only prolonged Communion, not shortened it. No 'Emergency' detected, but one never knows!