New Words: A Deeper Meaning, but the Same Mass
Deepening Appreciation of Eucharist through the Roman Missal
The Introductory Rites, here at Holy Family
The Liturgy of the Word, here at Holy Family
The Liturgy of the Eucharist, here at Holy Family
The Dismissal Rite, here at Holy Family
The Revised Edition of the Roman Missal
The Roman Missal, Third Edition, the ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass, has been published and will be implemented on November 27.
Revised Roman Missal Implementation
November 27, 2011 First Sunday of Advent
“Pope John Paul II announced a revised version of the Missale Romanum during the Jubilee Year 2000. Among other things, the revised edition of the Missale Romanum contains prayers for the observances of recently canonized saints, additional prefaces for the Eucharistic Prayers, additional Votive Masses and Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions, and some updated and revised rubrics (instructions) for the celebration of the Mass. The English translation of the Roman Missal will also include updated translations of existing prayers, including some of the well-known responses and acclamations of the people.”
“The entire Church in the United States has been blessed with this opportunity to deepen its understanding of the Sacred Liturgy, and to appreciate its meaning and importance in our lives. Parishes should now be in the planning process for the implementation, with a goal toward executing that plan in the coming months. The parish’s leadership and various sectors of the parish community should be catechized to receive the new translation. Musicians and parishioners alike should soon be learning the various new and revised musical settings of the Order of Mass.” United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Check out audio samples of the new Mass parts! Click here.
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Changes that will affect your participation in the Mass.
Taking deeper look into what we do at Mass
Have you ever wondered why we do what we do at Mass?
What’s in it for me? We already know that the Eucharist is not just one of the seven sacraments. It is the source and summit of the Church’s life and of the life of the individual Catholic Christian.
Come to a six week series to explore the Catholic Mass. All sessions will be in the Manning Room, of the Pastoral Center and begin at 7:00 pm. Each of these Thursday night sessions will be interactive, fast paced and include music.
October 13: What is the Common Prayer book of the Catholic Church? What is a Roman Missal? How are we united with this prayer book? Why is there a third edition?
October 20: What are the Introductory Rites of the Mass?
October 27: What is the Liturgy of the Word?
November 3 What is the Liturgy of the Eucharist?
November 10: What are the Concluding Rites of the Mass?
November 17: Summary and some conclusions about what it means to this community of beloved disciples.
For more information, please visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website at http://www.usccb.org/romanmissook up in Wikipedia