First Communion by Peter McGrail

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  • Title: First Communion
  • Author: Peter McGrail
  • Category: Religion
  • Date: April 2016
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780754657415

 

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One of essentially the most rigorously ready liturgies of any Roman Catholic parish’s yr is the celebration of ‘First Communion’. This is the ritual by which seven- or eight -year-old youngsters are admitted to the Eucharist for the primary time. It attracts the most important congregations of any parish liturgy, and but is ceaselessly marked by stress and dissent throughout the parish group. The same ritual holds very completely different meanings for the assorted events concerned – clergy, parish faculties, repeatedly speaking parishioners, and the primary communicants and their households. The tensions come up from dissonance between the events on such key points as anticipated patterns of Church attendance, Catholic id, gown and expenditure, and household formation. The relationships and discontinuities between widespread and ‘official’ faith is on the coronary heart of those tensions. They contact upon deep-seated anxieties regarding the future viability of the very constructions and patterns of parish life in the course of the present interval of falling Church attendance and parish closures. For these throughout the Church who’re involved to know and handle the problems in its structural decline, this e book will make generally uncomfortable however all the time stimulating studying. Peter McGrail examines the connection between Church constructions and widespread spiritual id, considered via the lens of the primary communion occasion. Drawing out hitherto unrecognised connections and significances for the way forward for the Catholic Church at native degree, the insights into the decline of the parish as an establishment current challenges to all with an curiosity in and concern for the way forward for the Church within the English-speaking world. Bringing to the fore the connection and tensions between liturgy and Church constructions, each traditionally and this present day, this e book provides lecturers and college students alike in depth materials for reflection and future growth.

 

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