Tag: Liturgy

Gregorian chant offers Catholics elevated liturgy tied to early church

Gregorian chant offers Catholics elevated liturgy tied to early church

| Chaz Muth | December 18, 2017 | 3 Comments

When Erin Bullock steps in front of the altar at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, she is there to sing parts of the liturgy and to guide members of the congregation through song.

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All in good time: Liturgy document unlikely to bring quick changes

All in good time: Liturgy document unlikely to bring quick changes

| Cindy Wooden | September 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

The shouts of joy and cries of despair that greeted Pope Francis’ recent changes to canon law regarding liturgical texts appear to be exaggerated.

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Twins making Sunday Mass available for teams and staff

Twins making Sunday Mass available for teams and staff

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota team is the latest in Major League Baseball to offer pre-game Sunday Masses for Catholic ballplayers, coaches and team employees who have to be at Target Field early in the day.

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‘O Antiphons’ during Advent’s last days invoke Messiah’s titles

‘O Antiphons’ during Advent’s last days invoke Messiah’s titles

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The O Antiphons, also known as the Greater Antiphons, are a set of seven separate antiphons, each beginning with an “O,” and followed by a title or special attribute of the Christ-child whose birth will be commemorated on Christmas.

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10 ways Vatican II shapes our church today

10 ways Vatican II shapes our church today

| October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council by Blessed Pope John XXIII Oct. 11. Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship, offers the following list to help Catholics better appreciate the council and its lasting effects.

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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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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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One more step in learning how to pray the Mass well

One more step in learning how to pray the Mass well

| October 27, 2011

Impending arrival of new Roman Missal is about more than learning new words, it’s about drawing closer to the Eucharist

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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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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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