Music and Worship Blog

July 2016

Jul 28

The Mass Explained: Liturgy of the Eucharist

We begin the second part of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Eucharist with the preparation of the gifts­– the bread and wine. The Liturgy of the Eucharist takes place at the altar. The altar is most sacred to Catholics since the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross will be made present to us. We often refer to Jesus as both the lamb (the one...
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Jul 21

The Mass Explained: Liturgy of the Word

The part of the Mass that concluded with the Collect was called the Introductory Rite. Now we begin the first major section of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Word. There are two major sections in the Mass, the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Because God speaks to us in his Word in the Bible we listen to these readings with...
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Jul 8

The Mass Explained: Introductory Rites

Why these scripture readings, prayers, symbols, music and gestures? The Catholic Mass is a gift from our loving God. The more we can understand the richness of the Mass, the more we can express and understand our faith. Over the next few weeks, the bulletin will feature a “simple” explanation of various aspects of the Mass. Session...
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