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 Post subject: Since Vatican II
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:58 am 
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My ‘Wineskin burst again”

Yesterday was All Saints day. The ‘choir’ assisted by three guitars and a big bass sang:-

Oh when the Saints go marching in
When the Saints go marching in
O Lord, I want to be in that number
When the Saints go marching in

The elderly lady, at the end of my bench, joined in whole heartedly and her head and shoulders bopped up and down. Just what I imagine it is like a New Orleans night club.
Immediately after H. Communion the choir and ‘band’ was blasting away again.
Thank goodness I was not wearing my hearing aid.

Some 75 years ago I was an altar boy and frequently sang in the choir. (Gregorian chant). There were four boys’ choirs, named after the archangels, and a forty strong man’s choir.
(No woman, no girls ???)

When I came home I decided to list all the things I do not like after Vatican II.
1. The singing with the band. It completely disturbs the atmosphere required for prayer.
2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3. . . . . . .
After very careful consideration I could not think of anything else.

Dear Lord:
Lord, give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference.

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 Post subject: Re: Since Vatican II
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:04 pm 
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Does your parish have an early morning mass without music?


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 Post subject: Re: Since Vatican II
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:23 pm 
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No early mass. Our parish has two churches and there is only one Sunday mass in each.

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 Post subject: Re: Since Vatican II
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:43 am 
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I am so glad I am not alone.

See:-
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/issues/ ... e-stopped/

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 Post subject: Re: Since Vatican II
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:24 am 
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I completely agree with that article. You aren't alone.

I have only ever been to one parish that had good music, not counting Christmas, some of the worst still have good music for Christmas or other holidays.

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 Post subject: Re: Since Vatican II
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:25 am 
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Oh, that parish is in downtown Houston if you are nearby.

We should make a list of all parishes that have Gregorian chant.

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 Post subject: Re: Since Vatican II
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:01 am 
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Thanks for the support. No, I am not near by. I live in South Africa near Durban.
I have a sister in Johannesburg (a nun) and a sister in New Zealand. Both agree with me.
Seems to me it is world wide.

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