10/7/11 – What Happens At Mass, Part XII: The Preface

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 Prayer Over the Offerings, we enter into the Preface of the Eucharistic Prayer.  As I touched on last week, … Continue reading 10/7/11 – What Happens At Mass, Part XII: The Preface

6/3/11 – The Doxology and the Great Amen: Who Says What?

During the course of this year, we will gradually begin to use the texts of the revised translation of the Roman Missal.  This is not just a time when we need to learn new words, but will hopefully be an opportunity to come to a deeper understanding of the Mass. As we look more closely … Continue reading 6/3/11 – The Doxology and the Great Amen: Who Says What?

12/9/10 – Is What We Say at Mass Going to Change?

As we mentioned before, a new English translation of the Roman Missal is being prepared.  This will be used in English speaking countries throughout the Catholic Church.  To help us learn more about this new translation, we’re trying to answer some of the key questions here. Is what we say at Mass going to change? … Continue reading 12/9/10 – Is What We Say at Mass Going to Change?

Singing Acclamations

I recently wrote about our learning of the World Youth Day Mass setting, Missa Benedictus qui venit, in preparation for next month’s massive event.  Why is it, however, that the preparation and learning of a Mass setting has taken priority over other songs and hymns? The reason for this is because the singing of the … Continue reading Singing Acclamations