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Ordained in 2011, Father Friel served for five years as Parochial Vicar at St. Anselm Parish in Northeast Philly. He is currently studying toward an STL in sacred liturgy at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
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"In accord with no. 55 of the instruction of the Congregation of Rites on music in the liturgy (March 5, 1967), the Conference of Bishops has determined that vernacular texts set to music composed in earlier periods may be used in liturgical services even though they may not conform in all details with the legitimately approved versions of liturgical texts (November, 1967). This decision authorizes the use of choral and other music in English when the older text is not precisely the same as the official version."
— Catholic Bishops for the dioceses of the United States (November, 1969)

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Brilliant Idea for A Parish Fundraiser
published 13 September 2015 by Fr. David Friel

HIS JUST IN from the Catholic Memes page on Facebook. Those in search of a promising parish fundraiser might take their lead from a Protestant congregation that has crafted an inventive new feature of their music program.

(N.B. Please understand that this post—and I presume this congregation’s fundraiser—are meant to be lighthearted.)