Mass questions

posted 3 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
1012 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

For #3, technically the psalm can be spoken, but you will want to check with the parish in case they have individual rules about it. If you have it spoken, it would be done by a reader of your choice. 

Post # 4
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve heard “for the protection of the sanctity of human life, from conception to natural death” in the prayers of the faithful a lot. This website has a few other options too:

The psalms are meant to be sung (they were written as songs), but if it’s okay with your parish it could just be read. A reader/cantor would do the psalm, not the priest (I think the priest *can* do it, but typically it would be a reader or cantor). 

I have no idea what “E.T. Alleluia” means. 

Post # 5
6948 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015


1) No clue… and I was a music minister for 15+ years. Ask the coordinator at your parish- it’s probably something they use to distinguish which Alleluia they are using. 

2) Blue Bonnet gave a good resource. 

3) No. It can be read by a lector.

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