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

24/10/10 – Silence During the Liturgy of the Word

We have been looking at the place of silence within the celebration of Mass over the past few weeks.  Last week, we looked at the place of silence during the Act of Penitence and the Opening Prayer. Another time during Mass when silence is encouraged is after each of the readings and the homily. During … Continue reading 24/10/10 – Silence During the Liturgy of the Word