The red book that Fr. Reynolds uses during Mass is called the Sacramentary. It is a collection of the prayers, chants and instructions for celebrating Mass. These prayers were written in Latin and have been translated into English. For the past several years, Bishops in English-speaking countries have been working together to translate the prayers more closely to the original Latin. Catholics in English speaking countries thorughout the world will begin using the Third Edition of the Roman Missal on Sunday, November 27, 2011 the First Sunday of Advent.
Fr. Reynolds, Deacon Dan, and members of the Liturgy Commission and the Roman Missal Implementation Committee have been studying the revised Missal and making plans to introduce it to the people of the parish. Each week an article about some aspect of the Roman Missal will appear in the parish bulletin. The same articles will be available on our parish website.
Besides reading the bulletin inserts, parishioners are encouraged to participate in our special faith formation activities focused on the liturgy this year. These include our intergenerational Learning about Liturgy faith festivals for ALL AGES. (see the faith festival link ) We are also inviting the adults of the parish to participate in small groups to explore the changes in the prayers and responses at Mass and to deepen their experience and understanding of our Eucharistic Liturgies. The small groups will meet together weekly beginning Sept. 18th. (see the adult small groups registration form)
Watch the “Lord, Teach Us to Pray” three-minute videos on the Mass at http://www.paxchristi.com/ltutpvideo.aspx
Watch the Roman Missal Changes webinar produced by Loyola Press at http://www.loyolapress.com/roman-missal-changes-webinar.htm
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