Q & A - Seasons, Sacraments and Sacramentals
In this book the author answers many questions about the liturgy and its celebrations - 40 in all - posed by the priests, liturgists, music directors, liturgy committees, ministry co-ordinators and diocesan liturgy offices.
Author: Dennis Smolarski
Can a layperson preside at a blessing? Should a wedding always be celebrated during a celebration of Eucharist? Can names be added to the litany of the saints? Should chrism be wiped off after Confirmation? Should individual confessions be celebrated during or after a communal reconciliation service?
As in the first volume, Q&A: The Mass,the answers are informed by both the author’s legal expertise and his pastoral sensitivity. Subject topics include Baptism, Confirmation, Penance, Marriage and Anointing of the Sick; funerals and blessings; liturgical architecture and objects; devotions; and celebrating Advent and Christmas, and Lent and Easter. The answer to each question takes into account the latest edition of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, as well as other official documents. At the same time, each answer is informed with the common sense and pastoral concern of an experienced presider and member of the assembly.
Specifications: Paperback - 6" x 9" - 120 pages.