“Why Ain’t Nobody Singin’ Back the Responsory?” Lector Wondering. “My Arms Is Raised Up High Like They Supposed To Be”
Knoxville, TN––Lector at St. Hildegund Catholic Church in Nashville, Tennessee Helen Banks is currently questioning why parishioners are neglecting to sing the Responsory after clearly being given the cue to respond. “Why ain’t hardly nobody singin’?” Banks is thinking to herself as she raises up her arms in the air for yet another attempt. “‘The Lord has done great things for us…we are filled with joy.’ Nothing? What’s wrong with you people? Hold on, let me try again…alright, Banks, you can do this…inspire these people…raise your hands up real high, palms up, like you were taught, smile and nod, condescendingly…aaaand go…’The Lord has done great things for us…we are filled with joy.’ Come on!” At press time, Banks has put a halt to the Responsory to remind the parishioners that the Responsory can be found on page 253 of the hymnal…that’s 253 of the hymnal.