The Army Chaplains retreat continues here in San Diego.
The ministry of these fine priests is often overlooked. I have been impressed with their dedication to serve the soldiers both here and abroad.
We have been celebrating Morning Prayer and Mass each morning at 7:30, then Daytime Prayer at noon each day.
I read with interest the story that the Church in England will begin to implement the new translation of the Mass a few months before the Missal is ready for publication. It reminds me of those who have posted here and elsewhere about decisions to begin implementing the new musical settings of the Mass now. One person contacted me yesterday to tell me that their parish had decided to begin using the Kyrie and Lamb of God from the setting that will eventually take hold in the parish. His hope, he told me, was that the people would begin to get some of the melodic and harmonic structures in their bones before they would be asked to sing the new texts in Advent (Sanctus and Mystery of Faith). Sounds like a good idea to me. For instance, I know of one parish who is introducing the Lamb of God from Steven Janco's revised Mass of Redemption. They will begin teaching the other movements of this Mass some time in the Fall.
Have you taken the new WLP survey about the Roman Missal. We would sincerely appreciate your comments.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.