Sunday, February 8, 2009

Septuagesima!

Hey! In the old rite, today is a BIG day! 70 days before Easter! We HAD to use incense at Mass today! Right?!? In the words of father, "Oh! Nathan LOVES smoke!" =D


I also am teaching the altar servers to genuflect when we process in and out of the altar space. Right now they are mostly bowing. Really, you're supposed to genuflect in reverence to the tabernacle; and bow in reverence to the altar. Unless, that is, you are holding something, or can't genuflect, so you bow deeply. Just a small shift. But just another step in orienting ourselves properly towards what is truly the focus of the Mass.