The Four Ends of Mass
  • ronkrisman
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    Ask the members of a parish what the four ends of Mass are and one is apt to hear:

    1. The assembly's final "Thanks be to God."
    2. The recessional hymn and/or the organ postlude
    3. Coffee and donuts
    4. The clearing of the parking lot
  • Lol.
  • francisfrancis
    Posts: 8,809

    Especially the first one.
    Thanked by 1ClergetKubisz
  • CharlesW
    Posts: 10,508
    Our pastor left us with three words from his sermon he wanted us to remember as important during the next week. One wag - there's always one - turned and said, "sermon is over."
  • 1b. Reception of communion. From the altar straight out the door.
    Thanked by 1ronkrisman
  • Blaise
    Posts: 439
    LOL, Father, but "organ postlude"? Who has ever heard of that? (*sarcasm*)

    In most Roman Catholic parishes I have been to, the "postlude" was the "Prince of Chit-Chat March". (sarcasm mode off)
    Thanked by 1musiclover88
  • melofluentmelofluent
    Posts: 4,160
    Feel free to visit St. Mary's, Visalia CA, Blaise, 8:30am Mass.
    No "recessional....dismissal.....sending forth (arggh).....whatevah."
    But one heckuvan organ postlude through which any can pass, but none shall talk!
    Thanked by 3CHGiffen francis Blaise
  • francisfrancis
    Posts: 8,809

    are you the organist?
  • SalieriSalieri
    Posts: 2,595
    for the organist:

    1) The final hymn/postlude
    2) Turning off the wind (or the equivalent on a simulacrum)
    3) The complaints from old ladies
    4) The gin and tonic
    Thanked by 1Gavin
  • Salieri,

    How unimaginative of you.

    1) The final hymn
    2) The Anglican-organist for the last verse of the hymn
    3) The postlude
    4) Being pushed off the organ by the in-coming folk group.
  • melofluentmelofluent
    Posts: 4,160
    Not if I can help it! ;-)
    I have the best organist in Central California at my side, and he's been with us for 23 years and counting. He should be a DM, but loves things as they are for the most part.
    But literally, it's a honor to turn pages for him.