Tag: Liturgy

Why a new missal?

Why a new missal?

| Father John Paul Erickson | May 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Second Vatican Council was one of the singular gifts of God’s grace in the 20th century. In a century of unprecedented bloodshed, genocide, war and ethical upheavals, the Catholic Church boldly proclaimed in the texts of the council truths ever ancient, ever new: the singularity of Jesus Christ and his church; the universal call to holiness; the profound importance of Sacred Scripture in Christian discipleship; and the truth that the liturgy is the source and summit of the Christian life.

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Series to explain changes coming with new Roman Missal

Series to explain changes coming with new Roman Missal

| Father John Paul Erickson | April 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

“Lift up your hearts!”

These are pivotal words in the Mass, words spoken by the celebrant to the congregation during what is referred to as the “preface dialogue.”

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Workshop to help prepare for use of new Roman Missal

Workshop to help prepare for use of new Roman Missal

| February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Learn more about the upcoming changes in the prayers of the Mass published in the third edition of the new Roman Missal, during a “Mys­ti­cal Body, Mystical Voice” workshop.

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New Missal presents spiritual growth opportunities

New Missal presents spiritual growth opportunities

| By Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | January 19, 2011 | 3 Comments

Introducing Catholics in the archdiocese to the new words they will speak and sing at Mass presents pastors and parish staff with challenges and opportunities, said Father John Paul Erickson, director of the archdiocesan Office of Worship.

Parish leaders can use this opportunity to focus on the importance of the liturgy, as well as the history and rationale behind the new translation of the Roman Mis­sal, which goes into effect in No­vem­­ber, he said.

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