The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33399 Message #3898230
Posted By: Joe Offer
08-Jan-18 - 11:17 PM
Thread Name: Eastertide and Music
Hi, Joanne -
We do a Wednesday night ecumenical series with the "mainline" Protestant churches in town. We Catholics usually host Ash Wednesday because the Protestants like our ashes. We try to get a female pastor to preach from the Catholic pulpit that evening.
The Protestants also like our music. We don't do the commercial-sounding stuff, and we don't do the stodgy anthems. We do a lot of Taize, mixed with spirituals and a few pieces from modern Catholic (et al.) composers.
But I have to say that the Methodists have the best after-service cookies, closely followed by the Congregationalists. We don't serve cookies, because we're fasting on Ash Wednesday.