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    Sunset
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    A few Sundays ago, many Bishops in Massachusetts, decided that they wanted to add 2 mins. to mass. In our local parish, they are giving the congregation more time to meditate after the homily and first and second readings. Also, after communion.

    I was really appreciative of that, because back home, we had been doing that for years. It’s very interesting to see how different mass can be on different parts of the world. Mass back home lasted an hour and sometimes over and hour. Here, we are out in 45 mins. and I always wondered how that came to be!

    We are also now being asked to bow, before we receive communion. I thought that was a wonderful and respectful idea. That is something that isn’t practiced back home.

    Sometimes I think about getting our priest from back home, in contact with our new priest. I think how neat it would be to have them talk about the differences and exchange ideas on what has worked and what has not worked. Networking priests. I actually dream about that.

    #2632

    Andres Ortiz
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    I agree that “networking priests” has potential to be a good idea. It could be a place were priests can talk about issues that might come up in their own parishes that maybe other priests have already had experience with.

    #2635

    Sunset
    Member

    You got me all excited about it! <img src=” title=”Very Happy” /> Thanks for the support. Now if only I knew how to make this idea happen! Want to help me? *winks*

    #2637

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Well…we can start with prayer…. <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

    #2645

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Chances are the priests have no desire to network unless they actually know each from a long time ago. Priests sometimes network in their own diocese, but even that can be tough to get them to do.

    Priests are often territorial and one might even get offended if you suggest they should contact another priest to get ideas or do it their way.

    Not all priests are like this, but I just wanted to throw that out there. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    #2646

    Sunset
    Member

    thanks for raining on my parade, Jon.

    #2648

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Ha ha…it’s just a heads up, that’s all. <img src=” title=”Wink” />

    #2649

    Benedict
    Member

    Have you ever seen the BBC show “Father Ted”?

    #2650

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Oh my gosh, yes. That is such a bad show. <img src=” title=”Wink” />

    My old rommate (who’s Lutheran) loves it.

    – side note: looks like I’m gonna have to get in on this avatar thing.

    #2654

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    It would be interesting to get a priest’s comment on this stuff. :idea:

    #2664

    Sunset
    Member

    I second that idea!! <img src=” title=”Smile” />

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