Skip to comments.Folk Mass Band Upset Over Masses Interrupting Their Concerts
Posted on 10/25/2012 2:31:39 PM PDT by NYer
Yonkers, NYBlake Jennings, lead guitarist at St. Therese Parish in Yonkers, New York is outraged over what he calls “years of concerts being interrupted by the Mass.” The 56-year-old accountant and father of three has played with his band at the 9:30 Folk Mass since 2009. “Our fans love us,” Jennings said, after Sunday Mass. “You can see it in their eyes…the way they droop down, lazily closing as we play…as if their entering into some kind of ecstasy. Or the way some in the parish are so moved they just can’t stand another moment of joy, and simply walk out…presumably to get some air.” But according to Jennings, many in the band have been becoming ever frustrated with the frequent interruptions to their concerts. “Father’s always interrupting…always trying to upstage us. First it’s a gospel, then a homily, eventually the words of consecration…there’s always something with this guy.” Jennings has recently begun a petition, and hopes to get 2,000 signatures to send to the diocese.
I understand your point of view. My position has always been that we’ll do whatever our local authorities (pastor and Bishop) think is best. Father Hawker held Masses for children’s presentations and Quinceaneras; we played music for them if we were asked. Father Gary doesn’t do that. Fine by me.
In terms of a regular Sunday, I choose hymns to match the lectionary as much as possible, and we have a standard Ordinario, including singing the Our Father, which English services in our parish don’t do.
I assume that this is all tongue-in-cheek.
However, I believe that the folk Mass is an abomination.
I’ll take a Tridentine High Mass filled with ethereal Gregorian Chant every day of the week (and especially on Sunday).
Satire or not, that it COULD be true or that many thought it WAS true is the problem
A Mighty Wind!
I thought that sounded goofy.
You need the “satire” label on this. Evidently most people didn’t catch it.
Father: I'm sorry, son, but you can't have it both ways.
I didn’t know it was satire, i thought the guy was having a Nocturnal emission during the day.
“Together Again, for the First Time!” Just think of a world run by folkies, as opposed to maybe ZZ Top! LOL.
“Play Free Bird! WHOOOooooo!”
bumpus ad summum
That sounds like total satire.
Or that band needs to be shown the door.
I wish I had a snarky smiley with its eyebrows way up past its, um, circumference.
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