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Joy of Joys, Liturgical Dance Coming to St. Theodore

September 14th, 2010, Promulgated by Dr. K

St. Theodore in Gates is hoping to introduce liturgical dance into their liturgies. Seems fitting for a parish with lousy rock music, hand clapping, and a lack of kneeling.

Note the word “interrupt” in the passage below when referring to the liturgical dancers. It’s most likely a typo, but I got a chuckle out of that.

"The dancers wear flowing skirts and use scarves to interrupt the music"

I’m sure this little venture is going to arouse some perverts out there. And we wonder why we have a sex abuse crisis in the Church.

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10 Responses to “Joy of Joys, Liturgical Dance Coming to St. Theodore”

  1. Monk says:

    Hey, what about the boys? If girls can be altar servers, then why can’t boys be liturgical dancers? What happened to inclusiveness and diversity? Boys can dance too. I think this announcement is very sexist 🙂

  2. Gretchen says:

    Sure, maybe we can have some hiphop boys dancing with their trousers around their ankles… (Or would that present an insurance liability?)

  3. Louis E. says:

    Surely any teenage girls in grade 6 would only be there through having been held back for failing a previous grade?

  4. RochChaCha says:

    This is such a joke. The folks at St. Theodores are sadly mistaken about the appropriateness of liturgical dance during mass. If they would spend 8 mins watching the following clip, they would get the proper explanation of why dancing is ‘for the ballroom’ and not for the sacred mass.

  5. monk says:

    Hey, and why just teenage girls? My 70 year old mother-in-law would love to dance at Mass too! Don’t you think that their invitation should be open to all age groups? Why just teenage girls?

  6. Dr. K says:

    Hey, what about the boys?

    A good question, and one which deserves an answer. What is the reason behind seeking only teenage girls?

    Surely any teenage girls in grade 6 would only be there through having been held back for failing a previous grade?


  7. Anonymous says:

    And from my experience in the DOR, the pretty young girl or young womwn dancers have to be scantily clad.

  8. Jim R says:

    We were born NUDE! Rather than flowing skirts I suggest dancing in the flesh as GOD made us. That conveys a fuller sense of the gifting we make of ourselves when the gifts are brought forward.

    Also, nude dancing has a long history. It is beautiful and common in many cultures in including our own. I know from experience that well done nude dancing frequently evokes a spontaneous invocation of God. What better worship can we offer through body movement short of perhaps cooperating with God himself in the creative process.

    Will these people never stop?

  9. Dr. K says:

    They would if they could!

  10. ITeachour Faith says:

    Poor proof reading…or did they mean to say interrupt the music?

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