Christopher's Wedding.

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  1. padraig

    padraig Powers

    One of our member's son, Chris got married recently and the priest wrote and sung his very own song for the occasion!

    Not a dry eye in the house!:)

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  2. Miriam

    Miriam Archangels

  3. Krizevac

    Krizevac Archangels

    Saw this yesterday what a voice!

    Listening to the priest being interviewed now on Radio 2fm
  4. Scolaire Bocht

    Scolaire Bocht Archangels

    Well I'd like to congratulate Chris and his wife if I may and undoubtedly it was a happy occasion, and the priest unquestionably has a great voice, but to be honest I'm not really a fan of that kind of mass/wedding?

    Maybe it's just me but I think that kind of applause etc makes the occasion like a concert and not really a religious ceremony where people are conscious of the presence of, and reverential towards, God?

    But anyway that's not the couples fault but I just don't think people should be encouraging the priest like this...
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  5. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member

    I'm sorry Scolaire Bocht but I would have to very very strongly disagree with your above statement the bride and groom and the congregation in my opinion received huge blessings from the Holy Spirit at that wedding celebration to break it down firstly the song was sung at the very end of the Mass,the priest choose to sing Hallelujah which I am sure was by no mistake,, the meaning of Hallelujah is two Hebrew words put together. “Hallel” means to praise, to boast in, to shine forth, to be worthy of praise, and to be commended. “Jah” is a shortened form of “Jehovah“, which means the Self-Existent and Eternal One. Jehovah is the name of the LORD which emphasizes that God Almighty has no beginning or end. He always has been and He always will be LORD God Almighty. There simply is none greater.

    he also included the bride and groom in the song bringing them in union with God and the entire importance of the celebration

    the people were touched by love and the intention of the priest,they will never forget what he did he proclaimed from the altar the joy of marriage he also showed that as a priest he is no stuffed shirt but very much a part of the community.. instead of the people wanting to get out of the mass and get their dinner I am sure all of them felt like staying ???? ..

    lets not forget Jesus preformed his first miracle at the wedding feast in the SACRAMENT OF HOLY MATRIMONY

    as for a concert style ??? St. Augustine said “He who sings prays twice” I wish I had a voice like that I would use it in the very same way I would rather have 50 thousand people praising God in a concert style than praising the devil see below

    Let us Pray let us SING as John Paul says

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  6. Charity

    Charity Mercy

    Beautiful- brought a smile to my soul
    Padraig did the video show your former front seat??? ;-)
  7. Fatima

    Fatima Guest

    I was waiting for Shrek to make an appearance, since it was his theme song. I like that tune (y)
  8. Scolaire Bocht

    Scolaire Bocht Archangels

    This video has now become famous with about 140,000 hits so far on youtube and a huge amount of all favourable comments on Facebook etc.

    But I'm still holding out!:) Even though the whole world be against me I 'm still saying this applause is not right at a mass! So there!lol
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  9. padraig

    padraig Powers

    No Charity, this was a different very beautiful Chapel way out in the country. I was in it for mass one morning a few years ago.

    I saw a lovely thing in my own Church at mass last week , which reminded me of my childhood and saw it from my front seat. There is the most beautiful tabernacle, gold, that you ever saw on the High Altar. As I looked at during mass it changed and became the figure of Christ ,with hands outstretched as though welcoming greeting all the people in the Church so I could ne longer see the Tabernacle, which vanished. His expression was grave but very tender.

    This reminded me of childhood , bacuse we were always told we should vist Church when Passing because Jesus would be lonely in the tabernacle. I always did so spening many happy long hours there. He kept me company much more than I did Him, as did His Blessed Mother, Mary.

    The years have flown past and I so seldom visit now apart from past. Drivng makes you go too quick ,I never wstop. But when I was a child I walked everywhere. It is easier to stop when you walk,easy to find time when you are a child. May God make me a child again.

    Off course Jesus is not aone he has the angles the holy souls and the siants, but He wiats for us and so in a way He is always alone.

    Perhaps if we could always see Him as I saw Him, very beautiful, grave and tender we might all stop and stay like very little children with all day to talk.

  10. padraig

    padraig Powers

    Of course he should not have been singing really, but he made so many people laugh and smile I am sure the Good Lord forgave him and laughed and smiled Himself.

    All people with love in their hearts have a good sense of huour and the heart of Jesus is on Fire.
  11. grimisocks

    grimisocks Principalities

    Best version out there:
  12. padraig

    padraig Powers

    Beautiful. I don't know if anyone knows this or not but Leonard Cohen took some months off to write this song. He based it on the psalms of King David. It is I think the cry of a man reaching out to find God.

    So I suppose it is not too out of place in a Church.:)

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  13. padraig

    padraig Powers

    aww how beautiful!!

    They were well blessed there.:)
  14. Bernadette

    Bernadette Archangels

    I finally watched this video. Beautiful indeed. I'm definitely not one for applause but I do believe there are circumstances where you are filled with inspiration and cannot contain your silence. I would have been woohooing! I love this song and there is a Christmas version I posted around Christmas that was played at Mass Christmas eve at our church. I downloaded it and every time I play it I get tears in my eyes.

    God Bless!
  15. SteveD

    SteveD Guest

    Padraig, you recently approvingly reported the anger of Pope JPII when seminarians at Maynooth applauded him (a Pope) loudly in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament as being highly inappropriate (which it was) but you approve this! Well.........
  16. Me thinks some undies are wound up too tight....

    1. THIS was at the END of the MASS, where otherwise announcements were made.
    2. The priest is a professional. He has two CD's. He is quoted that he "loves being a priest,
    and would never trade it to be a singer, but God gave him a voice so he loves to praise
    God with it".
    3. He had the couple's approval. Normally at a wedding in the U.S. when the priest 'presents
    the couple to the audience of friends and family--they clap. EVEN in the Eastern Rite...Its a tradition! After this apparently the couple processed out with music just like they normally would have. There was absolutely
    nothing wrong with it. The music was appropriate! It wasn't like a rock band or he was dancing around the altar.

    I wanted "Happy Together" by the Turtles at my wedding!!
    Thank God the priest said NOOOOOOO!
  17. Here is another wedding!! again, its at the END of Mass


  18. Mac

    Mac Guest

    Likely a serious sin , this is not a holy song people ,in fact quite the opposite....

    'But it gets even worse in the other explicit verse, which is borderline pornographic and contains a blasphemous reference to “the holy dove” descending on the couple in sin. ' ..

    The rite of marriage is a liturgical celebration and calls for music that serves a liturgical purpose. The
    requirements for music at the wedding liturgy are the same as for Sunday Mass or any other liturgical

    ON 22 NOVEMBER 2003, Blessed John Paul II decreed that Church music must “avoid any concessions to frivolity or superficiality.” He went on to remind us of many other important things. For instance, he said neither vocal nor instrumental music can be used at Mass if it “does not possess a sense of prayer, dignity and beauty.”

    s. Secular pop music and original music would
    not be appropriate for Catholic worship, even if it speaks of love or marriage,
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  19. padraig

    padraig Powers

    One of our local priests has a great voice and sang the hymn, 'The Cloud's Veil'. A hymn which I adore. I looked around there was not a dry eye in the house including mine.

    I asked him afterwards to sing some more at mass and he said he would not in case he became, 'The all singing , all dancing one man show' . I was sad at first but on thinking about it I took his point , the mass is about Jesus not about singing priests.

    So I guess too much can be too much. Still a little itty bitty part of me likes a wonderful singer and a wonderful hymn...and a good old weep.:D

  20. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member

    Steve that story has been sooo sooo taken out of context over the years ..JPII was furious that the seminarians applauded and whistled at him entering the church,, he was not furious at people clapping in union and praising God...JPII told the seminarians that day that the servant should not be applauded in the masters house it was a personal quote,,he did not say don't clap or sing or be joyful in the masters house,,on the contrary JPII was very charismatic when it came to praising God

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