|St. Francis of Assisi, Bend, OR|
...the new church
e. The musicians and the singers should not be placed in the sanctuary. The greatest respect is to be shown to the altar, the president's chair and the ambo. [Umm...here's a photo of the current pastor's dog seated in the president's chair in another church...and there wasn't even a concert going on at the time.]
|Besides the sacrilege of the dog sitting in the presider's chair,|
why is the human drinking a beverage in the sanctuary?
Is that not a sacred space whether or not Mass is going on?
g. The concert should be presented or introduced not only with historical or technical details, but also in a way that fosters a deeper understanding and an interior participation on the part of the listeners. [That’s gonna be difficult with the Gospel and Gershwin stuff.]