15/5/11 – What Happens at Mass, Part VIII – The Collect and Readings

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 Gloria, we conclude the Introductory Rites with the Opening Prayer.  The opening prayer is also referred to as the … Continue reading 15/5/11 – What Happens at Mass, Part VIII – The Collect and Readings

17/10/10 – Silence During the Introductory Rites

Last week, we began to look at the place of silence within the celebration of Mass.  One of the times during Mass when silence is encouraged is during the Act of Penitence (also known as the Penitential Rite) and after the invitation to pray. At the Act of Penitence, the priest invites us to pray … Continue reading 17/10/10 – Silence During the Introductory Rites