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Month: May 2016

Another First Communion "season" draws to a close

As the First Holy Communion "season" comes to a close […]

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Summer Liturgy Course in Poughkeepsie – June 20-August 1

  Clergy, religious, and lay faithful are invited to attend […]

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Archdiocesan Summer Organ School

Members of the archdiocesan Music Commission are offering a 10-week […]

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Liturgical Q and A: Celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Liturgy Office has recently received several inquiries regarding the […]

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The Nuptial Blessing in The Order of Celebrating Matrimony

The USCCB has announced that a newly translated and revised Order of Celebrating Matrimony has been approved for publication. While this revised text includes a number of alterations and additions, perhaps the most significant of these changes concerns the prayer texts for the nuptial blessing. The nuptial blessing has a long and revered history in the Roman Rite. It is this history which has, in many ways, informed the most recent modifications of these prayers.

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