Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Any Liturgists out there? Candle-ologists, maybe?

Reader Thomas Dillon sent in the following question:


 As we prepare to continue our Sunday Evening Prayers in our parish during Lent, if we decide to have a light service at the beginning of the celebration, is the Pascal candle permitted to be used during a Lenten service of Second Vespers? Our should we use another type of candle? Sorry to bother you again, and thanks so much for being there to answer our questions.
Tom

I won't have a chance today  to research church instructions on use of the Pascal candle during lent. If anyone know the answer here, please comment below, or on the previous Q&A post where Tom asked this question in the comments. 

Thanks.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Q&A Time

Just a quickie to tell you a few things.

1. If you are at the March for Life on Thursday, look for my husband, Bill, who is escorting the National pilgrim Virgin statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the head of the march. Tell him that Daria says don't forget to do Midday prayer, and to be careful driving home.

2. Someone asked me what a good votive office for the National Day of Prayer for legal protection of Unborn Children might be. I couldn't find anything official on the USCCB website.  Neither Office for the Dead nor that of the feast of the Holy Innocents seems appropriate. Maybe, if you wanted to do something other than the regular office of Thursday, you might jump ahead and do parts of Friday, since Friday's office stresses the passion and also repentance for sin.

3. This is a Q&A post. Ask anything you want about the Liturgy of the Hours and I'll try to get the right answer for you.