The Twitters helped me find this video. Well, the Interwebs are good for something, then, ain't they?
For, you see, I am Mrs. Beamish. In church, the "sign of peace" gives me the willies, particularly when some snot-nosed kid has been sniffling and hacking his way through Mass.
And I hate tambourines. That goes double for rain sticks (if you have to ask, don't).
Frankly, as put by the heroine of Thomas Day's excellent book Why Catholics Can't Sing, "I don't believe in that s***."
I BELIEVE in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.
I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.
I also believe that Marty Haugen is a liturgical lounge lizard, and David Haas, too. And I don't believe in heavy drinking before Mass, but don't think I haven't been tempted.
Mrs. Beamish, wherever you are, I'll escort you to the local, and we'll lift a pint or three. Amen.
HAT TIP: The Chant Café