Mass of the Angels for the Christmas season

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

During the Christmas season this year–from December 25 through January 10–we will sing new settings of the Gloria, the Sanctus (Holy, holy, holy), and the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God). All are English versions of the Latin setting known as Missa de Angelis–the Mass of the Angels. All are in English. We will continue to sing the Greek Kyrie we …

Fr. Bill’s Thanksgiving Letter

Deacon Scott Maentz Parish News

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus; On this blessed Thanksgiving Day, we call to mind our many blessings as a nation, church, and individually. Part of me wishes 2020 were already behind us, but we can certainly be thankful that the Lord our God has sustained us thus far and will continue to do so. It is important to …

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 …