some personal views for Catholic readers
You bloggers you!
No concelebration for them then Ö)
Does Fr Briggs have a blog?
Oh Shadowlands! I was hoping no-one noticed that bit!!
What is the collective noun for a number of bloggers?
No shadowlands, Fr Briggs does not have a blog.
Less concelebration = more individual masses = more grace for the world and the Holy Souls
Hey, how cool is that? I bet it's been eons in many Catholic churches since more than one priest has said Mass at the same time.These days a lot of parishes are lucky if they have even one Mass a day.
I agree with the previous post that is pretty neat. I have not attended a mass with multiple priests in a long time!God Bless,Thomas
"Less concelebration = more individual masses = more grace for the world and the Holy Souls"The mathematics of grace. Does it really work like that? For example do ten venial sins = one mortal sin? I think not. But then again I'm not a theologian. Or a mathematician ;¬p
Thank you Patricius.
"Less concelebration = more individual masses = more grace for the world and the Holy Souls"It's nice for us to make a fuss of Jesus sometimes though,He is worth it! He paid a great price for us all.I am sure the Father would release much extra Grace from this type of Mass anyway.This situation reminds me a little of the story in the gospel about the expensive perfume,and how best to distribute it.
The former Vicar General of the Diocese of Paisley and administrator of St Mirin's Cathedral for seventeen years until his retirement, the Very Rev Monsignor Matthew Canon Kinsella (known affectionately as "wee Mattie") died last week just ten days short of his 96th birthday. Tomorrow the Bishop of Paisley the Rt Rev Philip Tartaglia will concelebrate Requiem Mass with many of the priests of the diocese and many from beyond. What better way for his brother priests to pray for the repose of his soul and to say farewell to a much revered pastor? No doubt they will all offer individual masses for him but this is surely an affirmation of brotherhood of the priests of the diocese and, indeed, of all priests? Surely there can be a time for concelebration (eg the Mass of Chrism) as well as lone celebration?Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace.
I see, this is what is meant when canon law says that there is to be no individual celebration of Mass when there is already a concelebration going on in the same church or oratory. I never understood this as making sense since my own limited experience of Catholic churches includes only one altar in a room.
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