Dialogue Mass: What's the point?
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(02-23-2014, 08:44 AM)Tim Wrote: It actually is of little importance except for those which need the actual information of the rubrics and that is out of the purview of laymen.

Exactly.  I've assisted at  Masses of varying degrees of solemnity from Solemn High "Missa Cantata", right down to a standard Low Mass.  Where I currently hear Mass we have some High Masses with no incense and Low Masses with sung Introit, Offertory and Recessional music, for example. 

What some people do not understand is that the Solemn High Mass is the model that all Masses should aim for, and whichever level of solemnity the Mass is offered it should be offered in the best possible way.  I know many who believe that the Low Mass is the standard because they were most common in parishes 50+ years ago.

(02-23-2014, 08:44 AM)Tim Wrote: In fact Mass was always referred to as Mass without descriptor. If there is a Miracle and the 80 million Catholics return to Sunday Mass attendance I strongly believe we will return to that. With many of the big beautiful Churches gone, which could hold lots of people, we'll need a minimum of a dozen Masses on Sundays in every Church. And that means Low Masses on the half hour, again.

I remember looking with awe (as a young man in the mid-1980s) at old telephone books from the 1950s and seeing Mass times listed on the half hour from 6AM to Noon and then Vespers being sung in the late afternoon. That experience was quite an eye opener for me.

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Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-10-2014, 08:40 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-10-2014, 10:44 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-14-2014, 05:01 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by AxxeArp - 02-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-15-2014, 08:56 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-15-2014, 11:33 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Gidge - 02-15-2014, 10:19 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-17-2014, 08:03 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-17-2014, 08:45 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-20-2014, 07:45 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-20-2014, 05:44 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-23-2014, 08:44 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Gidge - 02-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-25-2014, 07:39 AM
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Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-26-2014, 08:54 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by SCG - 03-04-2014, 09:51 AM



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