Our resident Ritualdiva (Joanne) takes a little time out from holiday preparations to chat about the 4 different Masses that can be celebrated on Christmas proper. Also, it wouldn't be a typical podcast if we didn't take an irreverent look at something and this time it's courtesy of Saturday Night Live! Grab a cup of your favorite holiday nog and join us for some Christmas cheer - a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to one and all!

We'd love some Christmas feedback - what did your homilist have to say? Did your lector mangle the genealogy? Any altar servers set themselves on fire? Were you squished like a sardine in your favorite pew? Let us know how your Christmas Mass went by using any of the following methods of communication:

  • drop us an email at 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 there 

Help us design our shows around what YOU want to hear - thanks for your support!

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If you want to watch the actual SNL skit "Saint Joseph's Christmas Mass Spectacular" then you can view it here - it's eerily accurate.

 


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Hey Gang, Joanne here - this will be a VERY short show notes post because the entire episode entry I just finished was somehow not saved by Squarespace when I pushed the publish button. Could it be...SATAN? Who knows. So instead of trying to reconstruct everything and make you all wait until Monday night for the episode I'm just going to post the video and audio and call it a day. Sometimes it's best to cut your losses. Enjoy!

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Another all women panel for this episode (come back, Stephen! We promise to behave...) but with Nancy away, Linda and Joanne sit down with friend-of-the-podcast Allison Gingras and get real about being joyful train wrecks. They also discuss the Gaudete Sunday (otherwise known as the 3rd Sunday of Advent) reading and homilies, FROZEN parodies and all the great projects Allison has going on these days. Grab your cup of seasonal beverage (or pass the eggnog) and rejoice as Advent is halfway done. Enjoy!

Wanna get in on all the fun? Then we NEED YOUR FEEDBACK! Tell us what your priest or deacon is saying on any given Sunday or share a Mass Foible with us. Or maybe ask a question that we can actually answer. Whatever feedback you have here is how you can get it to us:

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

It's always more fun for us when we hear from you so give us the gift that keeps on giving -- FEEDBACK! Thanks for listening, watching and sharing. We appreciate your spending some time with us.

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Allison has a lot going on these days. First and foremost you can always find her on her own website. She can also be heard on her current weekly radio show Catholic 24/7 and then on her NEW daily show A SEEKING HEART WITH ALLISON GINGRAS which launches on January 5th (the link takes you to the Real Life Radio hosts page - her show doesn't have its own page yet). Finally, her new app WORDS WITH MARY should be available by February 2015 on iTunes. You go, girl! God has truly blessed you with many gifts to share and you are doing just that. Congrats on the new endeavors.



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Another week, another all ladies panel on the podcast - our 50th one! The girls get feedback (which they LOVE), have two great homilies to share and discuss a few other things, including a  few funeral foibles (exploding charcoal, anyone?). Sit back, grab your favorite cuppa and take in this week's always entertaining and educational installment - enjoy!

Feedback...we love it and need it to know how best to serve our viewing and listening community. There are three ways you can get this priceless commodity to us: 

  • drop us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com
  • call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659
  • jot down your thoughts in the comment box on our website

Share the homilies you hear, stories of your parish's goings on or maybe a ritual foible you witnessed at Mass - we'll take it all and offer our unique commentary on it. Also, if you have any ideas on how we can better serve you please pass that on to us as well. Finally, if you really like what we're doing, invite a friend (or two or five) to give us a listen and then leave us a good review on iTunes - that will help get get us in a better search position for more folks to find us. Thanks for your support!

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Here are a few seasonal offerings from composer Marty Haugen that you might consider for the next Cycle B in 2018 (we like to think ahead):

If you want to read up on the Vatican II Document Sacrosanctum Concilium then you can check it out here. 

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All the married ladies are together again for the 1st episode of the 2nd year of our  "experiment" - and if Joanne sounds and/or looks a little funny it's because she's been quite under the weather for the past week.  That doesn't seem to even slow her or the others down one bit as they dive into discussions on the homilies for the 1st Sunday of Advent, Cycle B edition - along with the timely topics of Advent rituals, altar servers of both genders and the state of Faith Formation today. Nothing like getting everyone riled up at the beginning of a new liturgical year! Grab a cup of your favorite seasonal brew and join us for a discussion no one will dare call boring!

Got feedback? We'd love some (especially after this episode)! Add YOUR voice to our podcast and your feedback can be the LAST WORD on last week's Word as well as your take on any of our other topics. There are three ways you can do this:

  • drop us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com
  • call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659
  • jot down your thoughts in the comment box on our website.

We always love to hear what's happening on your side of the world - Thanks!

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Our friend the ConcordPastor (Fr. Austin Fleming) always has a unique take on life and liturgy. You can visit him here and take advantage of his daily mailing list as well by following the directions on his site.

Of course, Fr. Barron's Word On Fire is mailing out a daily Advent reflection. Check him and all of his wares out

If you're a Catholic Mom (and even if you're not) check out Lisa Hendey's great website CatholicMom.com. Friend of the podcast Allison Gingras  is a regular contributor there and their many resources are very useful to educators and homeschooler alike.  Lisa herself has written a few books with her latest being "The Grace of YES!" (Ave Maria Press). Let them know that you heard about them from MMC!

While they don't have a lot of information yet on the restored order of the Sacraments of Initiation, the Archdiocese of Denver's Office of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries is a good source on anything that is of assistance to Catholic families.  Check them out! 

 

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All four panelists are in da house this week to wax nostalgic about their first year of podcasting together. Can you believe it's been a whole year? We can't - but while we're looking back over the year we also look back at the Solemnity of Christ the King and the different homilies we hear. We also discuss our recent feedback from last week's liturgy, Thanksgiving rituals and Stephen Colbert's contribution to liturgical dance (you have to see it to believe it!). Grab a cup of something hot (especially if you live around Buffalo, NY) and join us for our last show of this Cycle A liturgical year! And...we'll be back next year for sure... ;)

We happily seek out and accept all feedback that comes our way but we still want to hear from more of you out there. Add YOUR voice to our podcast and your feedback can be the LAST WORD on last week's Word.  There are three ways you can do this: drop us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com, call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659, or jot down your thoughts in the comment box on our website. We always love to hear what's happening on your side of the world - and if you've loved hearing us over the last year please be sure to mosey over to iTunes and leave us an honest (but great) review on our podcast page!  Thanks!

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John from Yakima sent us some feedback on Fr. Cory Sitcha's homily podcast  that we highly recommend for your listening pleasure.  Fr. Cory is also featured on several of the great podcasts from SQPN (CATHOLIC WEEKEND, TECH TO THE FUTURE, etc) so give him a listen and let him know that MMC sent ya!

The two videos we shared on the video recording are available here for our listening audience:

Our Facebook page continues the conversation and starts a few new ones in between podcasts. Join us there and LIKE US so we can get to 100 likes (please?)!


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It's long but there is something for everyone for sure! As promised, we have put together an entire podcast on Weddings - the ritual and the ridiculous, the songs and the sighs, the comments and the "you can't make this stuff up" - it's all in there for a glorious 1 hour and 41 minutes! Listen or watch it all at once or in small doses and then add your own experiences to the mix. Here's how...

  • drop us an email or send us an mp3 file of your comments to mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com 

  • call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659

  • use the comment box on this page to jot down your thoughts

Thanks for being loyal listeners and viewers of our little show. We try to educate, entertain and evangelize each week and you can do your part by sharing out podcast with others. Please let them know about it and leave us some positive feedback on iTunes or YouTube.  God bless and caio for now!


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It's an all ladies panel again this week as the gals discuss not only the past weekend's talented homilies but also rejoice in another week of feedback along the selection of a friend of the podcast to head up an important committee.  So grab your favorite beverage, sit back and you'll uncover all the meanings in the first sentence.  Enjoy!

We happily thank all our recent feedback contributors but what to hear from more of you out there. Add YOUR voice to our podcast and your feedback  can be the LAST WORD on last week's Word.  As usual there are three ways you can do this: drop us an email at mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com, call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659, or jot down your thoughts in the comment box below. We always love to hear what's happening on your side of the world - and if you've loved hearing us over the last year please be sure to mosey over to iTunes and leave us an honest (but great) review on our podcast page!  Thanks!

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Psallite is a multi-composer effort from the folks at Liturgical Press to provide simple yet meaningful ritual music for liturgy.  You can check out what they have for the upcoming Year B here. Linda uses it all the time and recommends it highly.

You can find our friend Bishop Christopher Coyne at his blog, on Twitter @bishopcoyne  and on Facebook.  Tell him the folks at Monday Morning Catholic sent you! ;)

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