The Parts of the Mass: The Concluding Rite

I want to thank you for following all along in this series on the Mass, where our goal was to cast some light on the various movements and prayers of the Mass, so you can more fully and more actively participate. You can find the other parts of the series here: The Sign of the Cross, ‘The … Continued

The Parts of the Mass: The Liturgy of the Eucharist

In this series on the Mass we’re aiming to cast light on various movements and aspects of the Mass with the hopes that you will deeply enter in, participate, and get more out of Sunday worship. You can find the other parts of the series here: The Sign of the Cross, ‘The Lord Be with … Continued

The Parts of the Mass: The Creed

In this series on the Mass we are casting some light on the various aspects and movements of the Mass, with hopes that you will be able to actively enter in and more perfectly participate in this holiest of sacrifices. The more you put in the more you’re going to get out of it. We’re … Continued

The Parts of the Mass: The Liturgy of the Word

In this series on the Mass we are casting light on the various aspects and movements in the Mass that we believe will help you more actively participate in the celebration. There are so many different parts to the Mass. We stand up, sit down, kneel, and make gestures with our hands, on our lips, … Continued

The Parts of the Mass: The Kyrie & the Gloria

In this series on the parts of the Mass we’re shedding some light on different aspects of the Mass so you can more perfectly enter in and be active in the celebration. You can find the previous parts in this series below: The Sign of the Cross ‘The Lord Be with You’ ‘And with Your … Continued

The Parts of the Mass: The Confiteor

In this series we’re looking at different parts of the holy sacrifice of the Mass, while illuminating various aspects so we can more actively participate. You can find the previous parts in this series below: The Parts of the Mass: The Sign of the Cross The Parts of the Mass: ‘The Lord Be with You’ … Continued

The Parts of the Mass: ‘And with Your Spirit’

In this series we look to illuminate the various aspects of the Mass, those parts we hear and say so often but may not stop to think what they mean. Click below for the previous parts in the series: The Parts of the Mass: The Sign of the Cross The Parts of the Mass: ‘The … Continued

The Parts of the Mass: ‘The Lord Be with You’

In this series we’re hoping to illuminate various aspects of the Mass and talk about how you can become more actively involved in every aspect of it. In our last post we talked about how the Mass begins with the simple prayer, “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the … Continued

The Parts of the Mass: The Sign of the Cross

In this series on the Mass I hope to illuminate some of the truths of the Mass and give you some ideas on how you can more actively participate. At the very beginning of the Mass the priest processes to the sanctuary, and as he does we stand ourselves and he takes his place at … Continued

The Mass Explained: The Lord Be With You

Do you have a hard time entering into the Mass? It’s easy to just go through the motions during the introductory rites of the Mass when we don’t understand their meaning. In this three part series of the Mass Explained, Dr. Sri breaks down the biblical significance of the opening prayers of the Mass so … Continued

How to Understand the Cycle of Readings at Mass

Looking over my latest Pinterest picks, it occurred to me that I have a genuine fascination with stained glass windows. I love them! In medieval churches, for a populace that couldn’t read, they often beautifully communicated biblical truths essential to the Catholic Faith.   Sources of Illumination While literacy is no longer rare, we sometimes remain like the … Continued

What We Learned from Life Without Mass

Fr. Mark-Mary and Mother Clare discuss what they learned from about three months without Mass due to the COVID-19 lockdown.  Shortly before Mass was canceled, Mother Clare shared how, when she told her fellow religious sisters that this may be their last Mass for a while, they were shocked but appreciated the blessing of that … Continued
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