EADING THROUGH A TRAIL of earlier posts here, starting with Andrew’s on The American Idolization of Liturgy the one thing resounded with me:
We aren’t being fed.
Here I should insert some sobering statistics on the decline in Mass attendance but I might leave that for you. My daughter is heading for a late night and I’d like to take a turn in the game of getting her to sleep.
There are many proposed answers to the general malaise. Our mission to encourage sacred music is a key part as something that links the heart and mind.
A project I heard of last year was We Want to be Taught by Mons Reilly from Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. He proposes a Catechetical Lectionary for the Sundays in Ordinary Time. Faith comes by hearing and the Sunday homilies are the only opportunity many Catholics have to hear it.
On the one hand I hesitate as I’m still stuck back in the Vetus Ordo reading schedule with the same readings each year, but as I understand it, these readings are backed up by several collections of homilies refined over the centuries, so they are used to impart a coherent message.
I’m glad I’m not the one to decide.
Go and make disciples.