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From Fr. John: Now that we are in Ordinary Time, we have started praying the Psalm antiphonally (side to side, back and forth), beginning on the lectern side.
The reader begins the psalm from the lectern and the people on the pews on the right side of the sanctuary (facing the altar) pray the first verse, then the people in the pews on the opposite side pray the next verse. That pattern will continue until the psalm is concluded.
This is an ancient pattern that produces some intriguing experiences with practice. One side speaks with words, taking the place of the psalmist, while the other side speaks with silence, God’s first language. Then they trade places! Sound and silence do a beautiful dance and we trust that it pleases God.
We’ll try this through the summer and I’ll look forward to your feedback to see if we continue this practice or try something else!
Mary Katherine Nicholson Mass, committal and wake: We will gather at a Requiem Mass for our sister, Mary Katherine Nicholson, on Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 with a reception to follow. The family will gather to commit her body to its final resting place on July 8th at a family location outside of Ritzville, Wash., followed by a wake at the county fairgrounds.
Burien Film Festival: We are hosting part of the 2017 Burien Film Festival’s International Film Crawl from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24th. People will come to our St. John Room and Parish Hall to see 10 to 12 films ranging from three to 20 minutes in length. There will be other venues throughout Olde Burien, food trucks and other activities. St. Elizabeth will also host the BFF Film Awards at 8:00 p.m.