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Thread #94716   Message #1839299
Posted By: Dave'sWife
20-Sep-06 - 01:03 PM
Thread Name: 'Danny Boy' at Catholic funeral
Subject: RE: 'Danny Boy' at Catholic funeral
Greb_B - you made me laugh. We used to get the same thing. If we permitted one person to solo a verse or did finger picking as opposed to basic strumming, we'd often be told that we were there to accompany and not to "perform". however, the people telling us this were the folks from the Traditional Choir or the lady who got paod to play the organ at the next Mass. Folk mass was limited to Saturdays at 6Pm and Sundays at 9Am.

Mg- most RC churches offer an early mass with no music at all. If yout home Parish doesn't have one, you can always suggest one or go to a nearby Parish that does. These are usually sparsely attended because of the early hour but I enjoyed them. Straight Liturgy and very little else. Most of the folks who liked that Mass were older or objected to things such as Communion in the hand and overly friendly Sign of the Peace, people raising their arms during the Lord's Prayer etcs. The early Mass was always a refuge of tradition. My mother who objects to none of those modern things enjoys early Mass because she feels it allows her a deeper meditation on the sacrament. No distractions - just her and The Lord.

The Parishes near me still do early Mass at 6Am on weekdays and at 7:30 Am sat & Sunday. You might find that you like such a Mass. I know our local Parish is always pleased to have more members attend at early Mass. Here in Los Angeles, a lot of folks like to go to early Mass in the summer on Sundays because the older Churches don't have air conditioning. Just a suggestion.