August 25, 2013

August 25

August 25:  21st Sunday, Ordinary Time


Is 66:18-21 I come to gather nations to see/proclaim my glory, bring offerings.

Ps 117 Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.

Heb 12:5-7, 11-13 Lord, as father, disciplines his children. Endure; don't lose heart. It will bring fruit, healing.
 
Lk 13:22-30 “Gate narrow. Many will try but not be strong enough." ‘Lord, open door. We ate with you.’ ‘I don't know where you're from. Depart, evildoers!’ Some last will be first; some first will be last.”



Roamin' Catholic report

Full church, engaged assembly, welcoming community
Presider and fine homilist:  Bishop Jose Oliveros, Diocese of Malolos
Music ensemble of 12 including ukulele, guitar, flute, and piano players
Hymns
Sing a new song/ Schutte, We have been told/ Haas, Here at this table/ Whitaker (new to me), Canticle of the sun/ Haugen

Mass parts
Gloria and Alleluia from Ed Bolduc's Mass of St AnnHoly, Mystery of faithAmenLamb of God from Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ, Bukas Palad Music Ministry [Tagalog for "open palm"]

Technology
Sound:  great except for abiding feedback.  Fortunately, a system upgrade is in the works.
Projection (screen near cantor)
Lyrics were well synced to the music and large enough for most to see.  Song numbers were announced too so you could read melody lines.  (I wouldn't have projected the alleluia verse.)
•It took time to blank the screen; maybe they needed it to cue up for the next use.  That's how I assume we would have sung Open my eyes if Communion took longer.
Spoken responses (e.g., creed) were shown too.
A summary bullet was shown during each post-Communion announcement.
Re-registration campaign:  They asked parishioners to re-register this month.  I in
Web site:  very good including news, homily podcasts (though not current), event calendar (thanks, Google), e-mail contacts, and e-giving

Apparel connections

"Children around the world" tie and "Airplane" pin:
"Go out to all the world and tell the good news" (psalm)
Heart from Claddagh pin:
Don't lose heart as Lord disciplines you (2nd reading)


Wordle: Readings 8-25-13
Today's word cloud