This week, we began the season of Lent. In our liturgical celebrations of the season, we mark this season of penitence and preparation for Easter in a number of ways.
The Penitential Act in the Introductory Rites will include the praying of the Confiteor (I confess to almighty God…). Please remember that the text of this prayer is included on the Order of Mass pew cards at the doors if you need it. The Gloria is not sung, and the word Alleluia is not used during this season.
The Profession of Faith will take the form of the Apostle’s Creed.
You will also notice less music during the Lenten season. Instruments can only be used to accompany singing. Some hymns, such as the recessional hymn, may be omitted during the season. If there is not a recessional hymn, please ensure that you wait for the priest and servers to process out of the church before leaving.