Samantha Melendez, 15, dances with the Borinquen Dance Theatre during the Lord�s Prayer at the 13th annual Caribbean Mass St. Monica Church, 831 Genesee St., Sunday afternoon.
(June 2, 2003) � Borinquen Dance Theatre dancers moved to the beat of a steel drum band.
Worshipers read biblical lessons in Spanish, French and English — the three languages spoken on the Caribbean islands.
No matter the language or music, the message was clear at the 13th annual Caribbean Mass.
I’ve complained about hand-holding during the Our Father but this takes the cake. Liturgical dance and a steel drum band together, wow.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE of CATHOLIC
BISHOPS, all dancing, (ballet, children’s gesture as dancing, the clown liturgy) are not permitted to be “introduced into liturgical celebrations of any kind whatever.” [NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS (BISHOPS’ COMMITTEE on the LITURGY) NEWSLETTER. APRIL/MAY 1982.]
Most people don’t know it that there is one exception allowed all throughout the Church; on Sundays and other holy days of obligation; attendance.