Changes in our Mass ordinary for Advent 2020

Mary C. Weaver Music and liturgy, Music for Mass, Parish News

At every Mass we sing or say the words of the Ordinary (the unchangeable parts of the Mass), for example, the Gloria; Holy, holy, holy; and Lamb of God. In ordinary time—the liturgical season we’re in now—our parish has for quite a few years sung the simple ordinary in English from the third edition of the Roman Missal. In Lent …

Holy Ghost Needs YOU!

Deacon Scott Maentz Parish News

Effective immediately, we are seeking volunteers to serve in various roles at our Sunday liturgies. We are in need of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs), Altar Servers and Readers for our Sunday Masses. Beginning in January we will have two readers at each Sunday Mass, providing the opportunity for our readers to serve more frequently. Deacon Scott Maentz will …

Communion on the Tongue Returns

Deacon Scott Maentz Parish News

Beginning the First Sunday of Advent, Catholics throughout the Diocese of Knoxville will again have the option to receive Holy Communion on the tongue. On November 9th, Bishop Stika issued a revised decree for the public celebration of Mass, permitting the reception of Holy Communion on the tongue. This decree is in effect beginning the weekend of November 28-29, the …