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Liturgy on Sunday QUESTION from Donald F. Hagele April 5, 2000
On Sundays I attend a second Mass at a parish in a neighboring diocese. During this lenten season, I've noticed that there is no entrance hymn by which We as worshipping community can recollect through heart-felt song the Divine mystery to be revealed in the Mass. Instead, there is very light 'be-bop' music during the procession. Could you please comment as to current norms and directives by the Holy See ? ANSWER by Mr. John Miskell on April 5, 2000
Dear Donald, An entrance hymn is not required. If there is no singing for the entrance, the antiphon in the Missal is recited either by the faithful, by some of them, or by a reader; otherwise it is recited by the priest after the greeting. [GIRM , #26] The be-bop music is uncalled for and shouldn't be done. In Christ, John Miskell Back to Index Page

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