14/8/11 – What Happens At Mass, Part XV: The Communion Rite

The introduction of the new translation of the Roman Missal is not just a chance to learn new words, but will hopefully be an opportunity to come to a deeper understanding of the Mass. After the Eucharistic Prayer, we enter into our celebration of the Communion Rite. This begins with the Lord’s Prayer, the words … Continue reading 14/8/11 – What Happens At Mass, Part XV: The Communion Rite

4/5/08 – A Week to Go

With this being the celebration of the Ascension of Jesus, we look forward to next weekend’s celebration of Pentecost.  Over these two weeks we remember Jesus’ returning to the Father, and the fulfilment of the promise made in last Sunday’s Gospel.  That is, the promise to send another Advocate, the Holy Spirit, to be with … Continue reading 4/5/08 – A Week to Go

27/4/08 – A Clearer Definition

Hopefully by now you’re aware of the two small changes that will affect the liturgical assembly in the celebration of Mass.  The bow of reverence when coming to receive Communion comes into effect from Pentecost Sunday.  The standing immediately after the priest’s invitation to prayer after preparing the gifts comes into effect as well. The … Continue reading 27/4/08 – A Clearer Definition

20/4/08 – Take a Bow

As we approach Pentecost Sunday, and the implementation of a new edition of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, we have been looking at the some the small changes this new General Instruction will make to the celebration of Mass. The first change for the assembly we explored last week; namely the assembly’s standing … Continue reading 20/4/08 – Take a Bow

13/4/08 – Everybody Stand Up

Those of you who have been reading this column since Easter will now be aware that there are some small changes occurring in the celebration of Mass from Pentecost Sunday.  In fact, there are only two changes that will affect the entire assembly; both have to do with our posture during the Liturgy of the … Continue reading 13/4/08 – Everybody Stand Up