Posts Tagged ‘Lay-led liturgies’

Priest shortage – Spain considers options

Monday, March 18th, 2024
priest shortage

An ongoing rural ministry priest shortage in the Spanish region of Castile has bishops, vicars and deans looking for new ways to serve. The problem is urgent, as what worked in the past when there were plenty of priests doesn’t work today. “We cannot expect things to change if we always do the same thing” Read more

I miss Mass but love lay-led liturgies

Monday, May 25th, 2020
lay-led liturgy

The last time I “went to church,” there was no priest, no choir and no church building at all. By Saturday afternoon, a fellow theology student and I had cobbled together an order of service complete with that Sunday’s readings, hymns and a reflection on the Gospel. She and I texted a few of our Read more

Historic Irish synod backs lay-led liturgies

Friday, April 15th, 2016

A proposal to develop and support lay-led liturgies has received strong support at the first synod to be held in Ireland in half a century. A three-day diocesan synod in Limerick was attended by 400 delegates. More than 90 per cent of delegates backed the lay-led liturgies proposal. At the synod, Fr Eugene Duffy, a lecturer Read more