Candy and Jay Krueger

On November 21st, 2015 the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton class met at Incarnation Parish, in Glendale.  Our next class will on December 5th at Alemany High School, Mission Hills.

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The majority of today’s class was spent discussion the General Instructions of the Roman Missal or, as it is referred to, the GIRM.

Most people have never looked at the document and would surmise by the title that it contains the “rubrics” or the rules of what should be done during Mass. While it is true that the GIRM contains rubrics, it contains much more. It contains the theology and the history of our Church. So, not just the how, but the what and the why.

If you love liturgy and wand to find out more about it, the GIRM is the document for you.

Our brief encounter with this document today helped us to understand its structure and layout so that we could utilize it in the future to answer questions that we or others may have on different aspects of the liturgy and the how, what and why behind each answer.

We would like to send our richest blessings during this time of Thanksgiving, and pray that as we enter into the rich and inspiring time of Advent that our Heavenly Father continues to bless you and keep you in the warm embrace of his compassion and unconditional love.

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Archdiocese of Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241


Candy & Jay Krueger,
Diaconate Formation, Year IV,
Holy Family Church, South Pasadena, CA

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