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For the Sheep in Exile – Bulletin 2017-02-12

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Here is Bulletin_2017-02-12

1. Dang the Confounding Confusion!: Let’s see if you can follow me through this.
A. Our Pastor removed the missalettes
B. Our Pastor gave us Reading God’s Word and says read it at home to prepare for Mass
C. This week, Reading God’s Word says the responsorial psalm is Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34
D. The USCCB says the responsorial psalm is Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34
E. My Daily Roman Missal says the responsorial psalm is Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34
F. At the 5 PM Mass, the music folks decide to take the responsorial psalm from Journeysongs #20 Psalm 19: Your Words, Lord, Are Spirit and Life
(Yes, there is a difference between Psalm 119 and Psalm 19.)
G. Now, how does item F. make sense in light of item B.? So much for listening to our Pastor and trying to prepare for Mass
Here are some humble recommendations for our Pastor:
A. Bring back the missalettes
B. Ditch Reading God’s Word
C. Ensure that the music folks do their best to support the parishioners in the pews who have invested their time in trying to prepare for Mass
2. Double Dang!!: I can’t get that blasted, obnoxious Glory & Praise music out of my head. Yup, the music folks just had to sing – Journeysongs #835 We Are Companions on the Journey by Rev. Carey Landry for the recessional this evening. Oh, did I say Rev. Carey Landry? How could I forget?  The song was actually written by the laicized Carey Landry. (How do I explain that to my grandchildren?) The same Cary Landrey that makes his money from OCP, the company that, along with our Pastor, has given us the Journeysongs hymnal.
Here are some humble recommendations for our Pastor:
A. Respect the hard work done by our former Pastor, Fr. Pokorsky – Bring back The Adoremus Hymnals
B. If that is too expensive, my wife and I will pay for the entire order
C. Ditch the Journesong hymnals – I will personally will dispose of them
3. Triple Dog Dang!!! – A Mini Petition: “Benedicat vos omnipotens Deus, Pater  et Filius + et Spiritus Sanctus.” —- “May almighty God bless you, the Father and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.”
It is a simple truth. The Church acknowledges in the final blessing God is omnipotent, that God is almighty. Week after week, our Pastor drops the word “almighty”.
Here are two humble recommendations based on the results of a mini-petition signed by my friend Fre3d Capra, my dead horse Petition, my beautiful wife, myself, and my 18 lb. furr-ball of a cat:
A. Restore God to His rightful position as the King of kings, the God of gods – use the word “almighty” in the final blessing.
B. Remind us all, at all times, in all places, and in every situation that God is truly the King of kings, the God of gods, the Almighty God.
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2 Comments

  1. Fenton says:

    Don’t bet on any change.

    God Bless you for exposing this…it’s just plain sad and a violation against JUSTICE that the diocesan officials–who know well what is going on–sit by and DO NOTHING.

    Placing God above all and calling him Almighty is an affront to those who believe “they too can become gods”…it’s a deliberate and “in your face” omission.

    Modernists insist YOU change. An appropriate action from the choir is to REFUSE to sing this garbage. Perhaps he’ll be moved after the 3 year reign of terror, but where? Is there a parish in need of a leftist, social justice/wymnn-priestess/nunonthebus/dynamic equivalance/70smusik/lgbtfriendly(you know that’s coming) acolyte.

    Or perhaps there’s another orthodox parish to ruin in the diocese? Bring in the one-man wrecking ball…

    Once/If Fr G is gone and replaced by a pastor who gives a damn about his parish, you may see the return of the exiles…until then we’re praying for all of you.+

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  2. Bob Klaus says:

    Unfortunately, part of your problem is a redundancy. In the Journeysong hymnal, page 867, the Psalm Response prescribed for Cycle A Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time is “Psalm 19”, and that is the alpha and omega of the erroneous Psalm selection. So the musician’s selection is only another criticism of Journeysong; one of many typos discovered to date, and another reason we miss the Adoremus Hymnal. The Selector apologized and hopes to be able to cross-reference better in the future.

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