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Folk Mass Band Upset Over Masses Interrupting Their Concerts
Eye of the Tiber ^ | October 25, 2012

Posted on 10/25/2012 2:31:39 PM PDT by NYer

Yonkers, NY––Blake 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.


TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Culture; Worship
KEYWORDS: catholic; liturgy; newmass; novusordo; ny; satire; yonkers

1 posted on 10/25/2012 2:31:44 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Blake needs a heavy dose of catechesis. Failing that, he should consider applying to serve at an Evangelical Baptist Church where his musical gifts will be truly appreciated.


2 posted on 10/25/2012 2:33:08 PM PDT by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

Not a new problem.
Similar complaints either way go back to the days of sung and orchestrated Masses (think Mozart and long, long before).


3 posted on 10/25/2012 2:35:35 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: NYer
Now Hear This:

"Dueling Banjos" is NOT an appropriate selection for a "Communion Meditation".

That is all.

4 posted on 10/25/2012 2:35:54 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NYer

You do realize that’s a spoof article at a spoof site right?


5 posted on 10/25/2012 2:38:30 PM PDT by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: NYer
“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.”

That's satire, yes?

6 posted on 10/25/2012 2:38:47 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Lx

Shhhhh, don’t confuse people.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 2:39:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit television series starring Judi Dench!)
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To: NYer

“Our fans love us,” Jennings said, after Sunday Mass

Hey, Blake: IT AIN’T ABOUT YOU! When you start talking about “fans” in the context of a worship service, it’s time for you to stop playing, do some real soul searching and remember that you are a steward, not the owner, of your talents.


8 posted on 10/25/2012 2:41:17 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: ArrogantBustard

My band, “Grupo Alabare’,” gets away with all kinds of stuff because our pastor doesn’t understand Spanish.


9 posted on 10/25/2012 2:42:24 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit television series starring Judi Dench!)
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To: jagusafr

Obviously it got my dander so far up that I spewed before realizing it’s satire.

I HATE when that happens...


10 posted on 10/25/2012 2:43:02 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: NYer
This is from The Onion....right??

Ican't even stand CHOIRS anymore because they make the PRIEST WAIT for them to finish!!

11 posted on 10/25/2012 2:43:13 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Lx

i bet it is


12 posted on 10/25/2012 2:47:22 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Tax-chick

That’s a thorough indictment of “Grupo Alabare” AND of your pastor.


13 posted on 10/25/2012 2:49:53 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I think the new band, Black Sabbath, will fit in better.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 2:51:17 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

It was a joke, in the spirit of the thread regarding not recognizing a satire article.

I confess, though, we play “Amor Eterno” on Mother’s Day, even though it’s not strictly religious, although the theme is missing one’s late mother and seeing her again in Heaven.


15 posted on 10/25/2012 2:52:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I haz a tiny infuriated.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Sarcaism or not ~ It is a hoot !
To many folks now go to Church to see others (comunity) ,..and to be seen by others .

People go to Church to worship in fellowship with their God.
The consideration that a band would be more important than their God would be ... blasphemous.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 2:53:10 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Islam is a political organization which hides behind religious intolerance for others)
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To: Tax-chick
It was a joke

OK.

I am a bit prickly on that topic ... I have grown mightily sick of "ministers of music" who view the Holy Mass as their plaything, and equally sick of spaghetti spined pastors who let them get away with it.

Down with OCP!!!

17 posted on 10/25/2012 2:58:42 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Down with OCP!!!

I agree!

In the spirit of full disclosure, we also played "Nina Bonita" at a Quinceanera (15th birthday) Mass, although it's a pop song about a father's love for a daughter.

Our current pastor doesn't do these services because the observance of the 15th birthday is not a sacrament, although he allows (following Communion, before the final blessing) a bit of time for the presentation of a baby, a 3-year-old, or a 15-year-old daughter, as well as the blessing of household religious articles.

18 posted on 10/25/2012 3:08:52 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I haz a tiny infuriated.)
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To: Tax-chick
I (personally, I am not the Pope) have no particular objection to the "presentation of a baby" &c in Church, but I would prefer (personally, I am not the Pope) that it be done after the final blessing. It's not part of the Divine Liturgy, respect for which should move us to clearly delineate liturgical acts from non-liturgical acts.

This may seem pecksniffery and pettifigging ... I beg to differ. Disrespect for the Liturgy and for the sacraments has become ingrained in Catholic culture in America over the last 40 years; I think it important that we reestablish it.

I hope this isn't too 'heavy' for an otherwise amusing satire thread.

19 posted on 10/25/2012 3:17:57 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NYer

““ “ “ “?


20 posted on 10/25/2012 3:25:29 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: ArrogantBustard

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.


21 posted on 10/25/2012 3:26:52 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I haz a tiny infuriated.)
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To: NYer

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).


22 posted on 10/25/2012 3:29:48 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: NYer

Satire or not, that it COULD be true or that many thought it WAS true is the problem


24 posted on 10/25/2012 3:42:13 PM PDT by stanne
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To: duckworth

Dude.


25 posted on 10/25/2012 3:46:43 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Tax-chick

*Snicker*


26 posted on 10/25/2012 3:54:10 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: NYer

A Mighty Wind!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310281/


27 posted on 10/25/2012 3:57:05 PM PDT by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: discostu

I thought that sounded goofy.


28 posted on 10/25/2012 4:07:00 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: NYer

You need the “satire” label on this. Evidently most people didn’t catch it.


29 posted on 10/25/2012 4:07:58 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: NYer
Son : Dad, I want to be a folksinger when I grow up.

Father: I'm sorry, son, but you can't have it both ways.

30 posted on 10/25/2012 4:14:31 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Lx

I didn’t know it was satire, i thought the guy was having a Nocturnal emission during the day.


31 posted on 10/25/2012 4:17:17 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: free-in-nyc

“Together Again, for the First Time!” Just think of a world run by folkies, as opposed to maybe ZZ Top! LOL.


32 posted on 10/25/2012 4:37:14 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: NYer

“Play Free Bird! WHOOOooooo!”


33 posted on 10/25/2012 5:13:20 PM PDT by Blogatron (VOTE ANGRY!!!)
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To: NYer

bumpus ad summum


34 posted on 10/25/2012 11:42:24 PM PDT by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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To: NYer

That sounds like total satire.

Or that band needs to be shown the door.


35 posted on 10/25/2012 11:45:49 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NYer

Great satire.


36 posted on 10/26/2012 6:32:42 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

I wish I had a snarky smiley with its eyebrows way up past its, um, circumference.


37 posted on 10/26/2012 6:38:40 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (asdfgh)
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