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Priests prepare for new Mass prayers

Priests prepare for new Mass prayers

| November 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Priests around the archdiocese have been poring over liturgical scripts and rehearsing speaking parts in anticipation of the Nov. 27 debut of the new Roman Missal, which will usher in the most significant changes to the Mass in more than 40 years.

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Offer Communion graces for someone who hurt you

Offer Communion graces for someone who hurt you

| Father John Paul Erickson | November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Q: I’ve got the new words of the retranslated prayers down pat. What else can I do to get more out of Mass?

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Youth and adults together will learn new language, gain better understanding of Liturgy

Youth and adults together will learn new language, gain better understanding of Liturgy

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Don’t be too concerned if you and your children stumble over the words of the Mass beginning Nov. 26-27, the first weekend of Advent. Your presider may stumble a little, too.

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Questions and answers about the new Roman Missal

Questions and answers about the new Roman Missal

| Father John Paul Erickson | November 10, 2011 | 4 Comments

This question-and-answer column is the next in a series about the new Roman Missal, which will be used in the United States beginning Nov. 27, the first Sunday of Advent.

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Taking a final look at the revised Roman Canon

Taking a final look at the revised Roman Canon

| Father John Paul Erickson | October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

We conclude our meditations on the revised Roman Canon by focusing on three sections of the newly translated prayer — the Mystery of Faith, the invocation and memorial of the saints, and that part of the prayer which we call the “final doxology.”

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New prayer text hearkens back to Old Testament prophesy

New prayer text hearkens back to Old Testament prophesy

| Father John Paul Erickson | October 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

“Take this, all of you, and eat of it, for this is my Body, which will be given up for you. . . . Take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the chalice of my Blood, the Blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in memory of me.”

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Taking a closer look at the re-translated Roman Canon

Taking a closer look at the re-translated Roman Canon

| Father John Paul Erickson | September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

“To you, therefore, most merciful Father,
we make humble prayer and petition
through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord”

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Roman Canon shows connection to Christian way of life

Roman Canon shows connection to Christian way of life

| Father John Paul Erickson | September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the truly great fruits of the Latin rite church is the Roman Canon, a prayer that finds much of its origin in ancient Christian Rome. It’s a beautiful and moving prayer, strange and yet familiar.

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The Preface Dialogue: On your mark, get set, go!

The Preface Dialogue: On your mark, get set, go!

| Father Thomas Margevicius | August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

One part of Mass often overlooked is called the Preface Dialogue. It draws our attention to the high point of the Mass, the great Eucharistic Prayer. It’s kind of like getting ready for a race: “On your mark, get set, go!”

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New Creed text precisely articulates Jesus’ divinity, humanity

New Creed text precisely articulates Jesus’ divinity, humanity

| Father John Paul Erickson | August 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

One change that will certainly be noticed right away when reciting the new text is the translation of the Latin term “consubstantialem” as “consubstantial” rather than “one in Being.”

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The Creed: New words expressing ancient truths

The Creed: New words expressing ancient truths

| Father John Paul Erickson | August 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

On most Sundays and solemnities, the church asks the faithful to recite the Creed during Holy Mass. The Creed, or “Credo” in Latin, is a succinct list of what it is that we as Catholic Christians believe and profess to be revealed by God.

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Glory to God in the highest, and — prepare for new words

Glory to God in the highest, and — prepare for new words

| Michael Silhavy | July 22, 2011 | 8 Comments

On most Sundays at Mass — after gathering, signing ourselves with the cross, confessing our sins and acclaiming God’s mercy — we praise God with the singing of the Gloria. The Gloria is also sung on feasts and solemnities throughout the church year.

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