Can you believe it? 

WE'RE BAAAAAAAACK!

We know...we never really said goodbye and that that's good thing. Your host and moderator, Joanne, has rebooted and restarted the podcast after a much needed hiatus and we think this is a format we can not only work with but build on. We're going MONTHLY (first Monday of every month) and AUDIO ONLY (for the foreseeable future) so we hope all of you can once again grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join us every month for some Catholic chat. 

This month, the girls (Joanne, Nancy and Linda) reacquaint themselves with the audience, reveal the new podcast format and discuss celiac disease and how it affects receiving communion. It's a bit of a rough ride (that's pretty normal for us) but a good discussion nonetheless. 

Thanks for keeping us with us and our Facebook page the last nine months because your concern made us think twice about giving up for good. As usual, this podcast is for YOU so please help us by giving us your valuable feedback. Here's how:

  • drop us an email to mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com
  • call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659 (we still have it and it does work!)
  • jot down your thoughts in the comment box on this website
  • check out our Facebook page and post something or comment there

We look forward to getting back up to speed but please be patient with us...it could be a bit of a bumpy re-entry! And, as always...ENJOY!

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A new video format plus no actual topic for this installment of the podcast equals one heck of a free-for-all episode! It's true we can talk about almost anything and this show proves it! Whether you view it on the new Skype format or listen to it on the good ole reliable audio we're should you'll take away something from our rapid fire ramblings. As always, thanks for being a part of this ongoing online "experiment" and remember -- everyday is a GOOD day to be a Monday Morning Catholic!  Enjoy!

As we discussed on the show, we really need YOUR HELP and SUGGESTIONS for future episode topics. Here's how you can get those ideas and suggestions to us in order to help us:

  • drop us an email to mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com
  • call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659
  • jot down your thoughts in the comment box on this website
  • check out our Facebook page and post something or comment there

Save us from ourselves because we can ramble on and on and on... (you get the picture!) Thanks in advance for your help.

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Now that most of the gang is back from wherever they've been, they wanted to put their collective two cents into the subject of the new Order of Celebrating Marriage. So, Joanne is happy to oblige with a second round of Wedding talk, along with bantering about other topics like Catholics in Film, a new local radio offering and even a homily for the 22 Sunday in Ordinary Time from friend-of-the-podcast the Concord Pastor. Get comfy while we all ride out the hurricane (pick one of the three that are out and about at the moment) and catch up with our last-for-the time-being video edition of the podcast (don't worry, you can still listen to us until Joanne figures out the whole YouTube livestreaming thing...). Thank you for your support and, as always...ENJOY!

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As we talked about on the podcast, the Archdiocese of Boston's own Cranberry Catholic Collaborative (Saints Martha & Mary/Lakeville, Sacred Heart/Middleboro and Saint Rose of Lima/Rochester) is producing a weekly radio show entitled THIS IS HOME on local AM station WVBF 1530 on Saturday morning from 8-9am EST. The Pastor, Fr. John Sheridan, will be host and guide for an hour of new, views and interviews on all things Catholic. A certain podcast host and moderator is slated to be a guest at some point so that in itself may be a reason to check it out. You can listen to it online HERE and follow the show on Facebook HERE. Please say a prayer that this new adventure in the New Evangelization brings the face of Christ to new ears and hearts.

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It's all about Catholic Church Music, present and future, in this installment of the podcast. Our panelists were ready, willing and able to talk AT LENGTH about their favorite subject - and, as expected, a lively exchange ensued. Come along as we talk music, Church hopping and changes in Google Hangouts (and we got FEEDBACK too!!!). As always. thanks for being a part of our community and ENJOY!

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Linda was fortunate to attend this year's MUSIC MINISTRY ALIVE! institute in Minneapolis and came back with some great stories of her adventures. However, we recommend YOU take a look at this important endeavor that forms and mentors the church musicians of tomorrow and consider sending your talented young musicians next year -- or at least a contribution to help this work continue. Click HERE for more information.

Joanne teased at the beginning of the podcast that we were going to plug a few things Jason's got going right now. Since we didn't get to it then, we will now: Jason, his lovely wife Tiffany and adorable son Alex are expecting to welcome another son and brother into their family come February! We are very happy for them and hope you will join us in praying for a smooth pregnancy and birth. Jay can also be found on his own podcast BRUINS CHAT which is all about the NHL's Boston Bruins - check him out if you're a hockey fan.

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Well, truth be told, Joanne used to be one many moons ago but this episode's title reflects the fact that our host and moderator had to fly SOLO on this podcast installment while the others were on vacation. So our ever intrepid liturgist forged ahead to explain the changes to what is now being called the Order of Celebrating Matrimony and still found time to report some survey results, discuss women deacons AND share a homily for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Not bad for someone who always worries about crashing and burning when flying solo. Grab a cold one and get informed about all the changes to the Wedding ritual - and, as always, thanks for your support. Enjoy!

As promised, here's more information on the revised ritual:

Liturgy Training Publications (LTP) will be presenting a virtual workshop on The Revised Rite of Marriage: Exploring the Theology of Marriage and the Changes to the Rite on Thursday, August 11, 2016 beginning at 1pm ET/12pm CT. For more information or to sign up click here.

You can order your own copy of the ritual from a number of publishers, including: Liturgical Press, Catholic Book Publishing, and the USCCB.  

 

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The NPM (National Association of Pastoral Musicians) conventioneers have returned home and DO they have stories to tell and information to share. Joining Linda and Nancy in recounting their hot week in Houston with Steve R and Joanne is newcomer to the podcast JR Pimental (Holy Family Church, Taunton, MA). Did they have a good time? How much music did they bring home? You'll just have to listen/watch to find out! Grab a comfy chair, a cold one and enjoy!

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If you want to know more about NPM and maybe even join our ranks then click this link and take a look around the website. You might like what you see!

We're thinking of using PATREON to help us subsidize the podcast but we want to hear from you FIRST before we do anything, Go check them out and the many folks they help by clicking this link and then let us know if you think it's a good idea. 

And if you haven't taken our survey yet...WHAT are you WAITING FOR? Follow this link and let your voice be heard! 

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