Understanding the Mass


We have begun our preparation to begin using the new English Translations of the Mass November 27, 2011, the First Sunday of Advent. You might be thinking, "Didn't we just have changes in the Mass a few years ago?" Yes, we did. In 2003, we implemented the new General Instruction of the Roman Missal. That made some changes in the way we celebrate Mass. This time the only changes will be in the words we say but words are important. It is also important to understand our gestures and responses at Mass. Between now and November 27, 2011 we will be offering opportunities to help us all develop a deeper appreciation of the Mass.

Here are some documents and links to help you learn more about the changes and our Mass

Here is a series of bulletin articles Fr. Jeff wrote for the parish bulletin.

August 28, 2011 Becoming Familiar with the New Translations of the Mass
September 4, 2011 The Greeting
September 11, 2011 Penitential Rite
September 18, 2011 The Gloria
September 25, 2011 The Opening Prayer
October 2, 2011 The Creed
October 9, 2011 The Offertory and Preface
October 16, 2011 The Sanctus
October 23, 2011 The Eucharistic Prayers - Chalice or Cup?
October 30, 2011 The Eucharistic Prayers - How Many Will Be Saved?
November 6, 2011 Translating the Mystery of Faith
November 13, 2011 Introducing the Lord's Prayer
November 20, 2011 Anxiety or Distress?
November 27, 2011 Communion Under My Roof?
December 4, 2011 After the First Time