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How do you pray the Rosary?
What do you do during a Holy Hour of Adoration?
Environment and Art
Can you veil statues during Lent?
Can you remove water from the font during Lent?
How do you dispose old Paschal Candles?
How do you dispose old Holy Oils?
Where can my parish buy new oil vessels?
What do the letters OC, OS, SC, and OI mean on the oil vessels?
Where can my parish buy fair trade palms for Palm Sunday?
Where can I buy a singing bowl?
How do you start a blog?
What is the Rite of Acceptance?
How long does a person have to be a catechumen before they can be baptized?
If a Protestant is becoming Catholic, do you confirm them?
What are some guidelines for the Triduum?
Do you have an Advent reconciliation service we can use?
What are the Holy Days of Obligation?
How do you write intercessions for Mass?
Can you do a play or dramatize the Gospel during the Mass?
How can we give Communion to someone who has a gluten allergy?
Is there a blessing for Communion ministers we send to the sick?
When should announcements be done during the Mass?
Do music ministers we hire, even for just one event, need to be fingerprinted?
How do we commission our Communion ministers?
How do we commission our other liturgical ministers?
Do you have guidelines for training Communion ministers?
When are we supposed to start the Communion song?
When do the music minsiters receiving Communion?
Can we sing a meditation song after Communion?
How do you plan music for a wedding?
Prayers and Blessings
Is there a special blessing for animals?
Do you have a blessing for students before they take an exam?
Is there a special prayer families can use to bless their homes at Epiphany?
Do you have a blessing for parishioners who are moving away from the parish?
Do you have a special blessing for a Filipino debut?
Do you have a special blessing for graduates?
Do you have a special blessing for secretaries?
Do you have a special blessing for travelers
Do you have a special blessing for firefighters and police officers?
Do you have a child’s prayer for his or her grandparent?
Do you have a prayer for those in the military?
Do you have a prayer we can use at our Thanksgiving dinner?
Do you have a prayer for this time of economic crisis?
Do you have a prayer for parents whose children are leaving home?
Is there a special blessing for Confirmation candidates as they begin their preparation?
Does my priest have to get permission from the Bishop to confirm?