LITURGY NEWSLETTER. Diocese of Venice in Florida ADVENT-CHRISTMAS SEASON

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "LITURGY NEWSLETTER. Diocese of Venice in Florida ADVENT-CHRISTMAS SEASON"

Transcription

1 Diocese of Venice in Florida LITURGY NEWSLETTER ADVENT-CHRISTMAS SEASON Portions of this Newsletter may be useful to include in parish bulletins. ADVENT: EXPECTANT DELIGHT FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD The Season of Advent is an invitation to pause in silence to recognize the signs of the coming of the presence of the Lord. Advent has a two-fold character, for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnity of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered, and likewise a time when, by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ s Second Coming. For these two reasons, Advent is a period of devout and expectant delight (Universal Norms for the Liturgical Year and Calendar, 39). Advent (from the Latin ad + venio meaning to come to ) begins the Liturgical Year of the Catholic Church and consists of the four Sundays before Christmas. The Advent Season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to the Anniversary of the Birth of Our Lord on Christmas and also the Second Coming of Christ at the end of time. The time of Advent that we begin again returns us to the horizon of hope, a hope that does not disappoint because it is founded on the Word of God. A hope that does not disappoint, simply because the Lord never disappoints! He is faithful! - Pope Francis NOTABLE DAYS OF THE ADVENT / CHRISTMAS SEASONS November 26, 2016: With Evening Prayer I for the First Sunday of Advent, the new Liturgical year begins. It is also the beginning of the Year of Grace Office of Communications 1000 Pinebrook Road Venice, FL November 27, 2016: December 4, 2016: December 8, 2016: December 11, 2016: First Sunday of Advent Second Sunday of Advent (Thursday) Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation) Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) - 1 -

2 December 12, 2016: December 16-23, 2016: December 18, 2016: December 25, 2016: December 26, 2016: December 28, 2016: December 30, 2016: January 1, 2017: January 8, 2017: January 9, 2017: (Monday) Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe The O Antiphons sung/prayed in the Liturgy of the Hours Fourth Sunday of Advent (Sunday) Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord (Holy Day of Obligation) (Monday) Feast of Saint Stephen, the First Martyr (Wednesday) Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs (Friday) Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph (Sunday) Octave of Christmas - Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (Sunday) Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord is celebrated (Monday) Feast of the Baptism of the Lord* *After the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Ordinary Time begins on Tuesday, January 10, THE ADVENT SEASON With Evening Prayer I of the First Sunday of Advent, the new Liturgical Year of the Church begins. This same day/time begins the Year of Grace Advent weekdays have their own proper Mass texts. The texts of the Liturgy of the Hours draw from the Seasonal Propers. The Lectionary cycle beginning this Advent are as follows: Sunday Cycle Year A Weekday Cycle Cycle I Prior to December 17, 2016, Advent Preface I is used. On Memorials of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints, however, the corresponding Preface in the Roman Missal may be used in place of the weekday or seasonal Preface. Advent ends after Midafternoon Prayer (None) on Christmas Eve

3 EXPRESSIONS OF THE ADVENT SEASON Gloria A reminder that the Gloria in NOT sung or recited on any of the Sundays during Advent (General Instructions on the Roman Missal (GIRM) 53). Official Colors in Advent The official color for the Season of Advent is violet or purple (GIRM 346d). In order to distinguish between this season and the specifically penitential season of Lent, the color violet is used during Advent. Please remember that blue vestments are not authorized for use. On the Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday), rose color vestments may be worn (GIRM 346f). The Use of Instruments During Advent The use of the organ or other musical instruments should be marked by a moderation suited to the character of Advent, without expressing in anticipation the full joy of the Nativity of the Lord (GIRM 313). Decorations During Advent During Advent, the Church calls for moderation to be observed in the decoration of the altar and of the church. Floral decorations of the altar should also be marked by a moderation suited to the character of Advent, without expressing in anticipation the full joy of the Nativity of the Lord (GIRM 305). Floral decorations should be arranged around the altar rather than on the altar. Restraint in decorating is advised until after the Fourth Sunday of Advent. These same principles also apply for celebrations of weddings during the Advent Season. Advent Reconciliation Services In addition to the regular time during the week when the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at a parish for individuals, the scheduling of a time for a celebration of the Rite for Reconciliation of Several Penitents (with Individual Confession and Absolution) is recommended especially during the penitential seasons of Advent and Lent. Where this is celebrated, the Rite of Reconciliation of Several Penitents with Individual Confession and Absolution is to be done (Chapter II of the Rite of Penance). Since the conditions required for the allowance of general absolution do not exist in the Diocese of Venice, the Rite of Reconciliation of Several Penitents with General Confession and Absolution is not to be done. Blessing Prayer of the Advent Wreath The Advent Wreath is a popular symbol in churches for the Season of Advent. It may be placed in the narthex (gathering area) or near the ambo. Each Sunday of Advent, an additional candle of the wreath is lit with the rose colored candle lit on the Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday). The Book of Blessings, beginning at #1509, says that during the homily the celebrant could explain the meaning of the Advent Wreath. The blessing can be found at #1518. At the end of the Prayers of the Faithful, the blessing is said. One of the intentions that could be included is: That this wreath may constantly remind us to prepare for the coming of Christ. We pray to the Lord. Other suggested intentions can be found at #1518. Advent Wreath Blessing #1519 With hands outstretched, the celebrant says the prayer of blessing: Lord God, your Church joyfully awaits the coming of its Savior, who enlighten our hearts and dispels the darkness of ignorance and sin. Pour forth your blessings upon us as we light the candles of this wreath; may their light reflect the splendor of Christ, who is Lord, for ever and ever. Amen. [Then, the first candle is lit.] - 3 -

4 SPECIAL MARIAN FEAST DAYS IN ADVENT 2016 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Thursday, December, 8, 2016 The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Thursday, December 8, 2016, is a holy day of obligation in the Universal Church and in all the dioceses of the United States since it is the patronal feast day of the United States. As a Solemnity and a holy day of obligation, all the faithful are required to attend Mass on this day. Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Monday, December 12, 2016 Prayers in Spanish for the enthronement of the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe can be found online, for example, at Processions in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe are appropriate on this Feast, as well as many other local customs, including the reenactment, outside of the Liturgy, of the story of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe. These customs may likewise enhance the celebration of this Feast as well as the celebration of the last weeks of the Advent Season. THE CHRISTMAS SEASON The light of Jesus is a mild light, it is a quiet light, it is a light of peace, it s like the light on Christmas night, without pretense. - Pope Francis After the annual celebration of the Paschal Mystery, the Church has no more ancient custom than celebrating the memorial of the Nativity of the Lord and His first manifestations, and this takes place in Christmas Time. (cf. Universal Norms for the Liturgical Year and Calendar, 32). The Christmas Season runs from First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of the Nativity of the Lord up to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on January 9, The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord has its own Octave which includes, most notably: December 26, 2016, (Monday) Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr December 28, 2016, (Wednesday) Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs December 30, 2016, (Friday) Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph January 1, 2017, (Sunday) Octave of Christmas - Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (and commemoration of the conferral of the Most Holy Name of Jesus) Official Colors in Christmas The normal liturgical color for Christmas is white. However, the color gold may be worn since this is a solemn occasion. Genuflection during the Nicene Creed At all Masses celebrating the Nativity of the Lord, all genuflect during the Creed at the words, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. Christmas Tree Blessing - The Christmas Tree Blessing is taken from the Book of Blessings, #

5 Christmas Proclamation The Christmas Proclamation, known as The Proclamation of the Birth of Christ, is now found in the Roman Missal. This may be chanted or recited, most appropriately, on December 24 th during the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours. It may also be chanted or recited before the beginning of Christmas Mass during the Night or after the Greeting and Introduction. It may not replace any part of the Mass. It can be chanted, sung, or read by a deacon, cantor, or reader. The text and musical notation is found in Appendix I of the Roman Missal, Third Edition. Placement of the Manger If the manger is set up in the Church, it must not obstruct the area around the altar. A place should be chosen that is suitable for prayer and devotion and is easily accessible (cf. Book of Blessings, #1544). A blessing for a Christmas manger or Nativity Scene is found in Chapter 48 of the Book of Blessings. The Blessing of Homes The Christmas Season, especially the Solemnity of the Epiphany, is a traditional time when homes may be blessed. The Blessing of Homes can be found in the Book of Blessings # Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Friday, December 30, 2016 At Mass on the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the priest may wish to make use of the Blessing of a Family found in the Book of Blessings # Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God (Octave of the Nativity of the Lord) Sunday, January 1, 2017 Sunday, January 1, 2017 is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. (It is also the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord and the commemoration of the conferral of the Most Holy Name of Jesus.) Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Sunday, January 8, 2017 The Epiphany Proclamation is found in Appendix I of the Roman Missal and can be chanted or recited by a deacon, cantor, or reader from the ambo following the proclamation of the Gospel. A reminder that in the Roman Missal, there is now a Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord to be used for Saturday evening Masses on the eve of the Solemnity of the Epiphany. After the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Ordinary Time begins on Tuesday, January 10, MAY YOU HAVE A BLESSED ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SEASON! - 5 -

Liturgical Guidelines for Advent and Christmas Season - 2015. Advent

Liturgical Guidelines for Advent and Christmas Season - 2015. Advent Liturgical Guidelines for Advent and Christmas Season - 2015 Advent Advent has a two-fold character: as a season to prepare for Christmas when Christ s first coming is remembered; as a season when that

More information

Days of Special Interest YEAR OF GRACE 2016

Days of Special Interest YEAR OF GRACE 2016 Days of Special Interest YEAR OF GRACE 2016 Supplement to the Liturgical Year Calendar 2016 Diocese of Grand Rapids The latest version of this document is at http://www.dioceseofgrandrapids.org/documents/lit_year_supplement_2016.pdf

More information

Diocese of Lansing Days of Special Interest January to December 2016 Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Diocese of Lansing Days of Special Interest January to December 2016 Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Diocese of Lansing Days of Special Interest January to December 2016 Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Friday, January 1, 2016 Since the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God falls

More information

NOTATIONS ON THE LITURGICAL CALENDAR. for the ARCHDIOCESE OF SAINT PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS

NOTATIONS ON THE LITURGICAL CALENDAR. for the ARCHDIOCESE OF SAINT PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS OFFICE OF WORSHIP NOTATIONS ON THE LITURGICAL CALENDAR for the ARCHDIOCESE OF SAINT PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS 2015 Prepared by the Office of Worship for use in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis 226

More information

THE CONFIRMATION LITURGY 1. Overview 2. Practical Matters 3. Order of Confirmation Mass 4. Liturgy Preparation Worksheet

THE CONFIRMATION LITURGY 1. Overview 2. Practical Matters 3. Order of Confirmation Mass 4. Liturgy Preparation Worksheet THE CONFIRMATION LITURGY 1. Overview 2. Practical Matters 3. Order of Confirmation Mass 4. Liturgy Preparation Worksheet The Sacrament of Confirmation normally occurs within the context of the Eucharistic

More information

A Penance Service for Lent

A Penance Service for Lent A Penance Service for Lent Diocese of Madison Lent 2007 Note The Rite of Penance is available separately or as part II of The Rites of the Catholic Church. The outline below is for a Lenten Penance Service.

More information

DIOCESAN POLICIES REGARDING THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL

DIOCESAN POLICIES REGARDING THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL DIOCESAN POLICIES REGARDING THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL General Instruction of the Roman Missal Guidelines for the Austin Diocese June 22, 2003 The following guidelines are presented as

More information

GOING TO MASS. St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church. Acknowledgements. Sponsored by the. Thank you for the volunteers in the pictures.

GOING TO MASS. St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church. Acknowledgements. Sponsored by the. Thank you for the volunteers in the pictures. Acknowledgements GOING TO MASS Sponsored by the Office for Ministry with Persons with Disabilities, Catholic Life & Evangelization Diocese of Allentown Director, Sr. Janice Marie Johnson, R.S.M. Parish

More information

Celebrations of the Word & Communion

Celebrations of the Word & Communion Celebrations of the Word & Communion f o r Su n d ay & Weekday Celebrations in t h e Ab s e n c e o f a Pr i e s t Revised edition 2013 Celebrations of The Word & Communion This edition incorporates texts

More information

Liturgical Year handout

Liturgical Year handout Origins of Sunday Sunday is the weekly remembrance of Jesus death and resurrection. It was also called the Lord s Day by the early Christians. Pope John Paul II in his Apostolic Letter concerning the Lord

More information

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 2011 Rite of Reconciliation of Several Penitents With Individual Confession and Absolution Introductory Rites Opening Hymn Greeting

More information

The Concluding Rite. The Concluding Rite

The Concluding Rite. The Concluding Rite The Concluding Rite The Concluding Rite is a very brief and simple part of the Mass. It fills less than one page in the Order of Mass in the Roman Missal. Less than the rites for preparing the gifts and

More information

Neh 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 1 Pt 2:4-9 Jn 4:19-24. Praised be Jesus Christ, now and for ever. Amen.

Neh 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 1 Pt 2:4-9 Jn 4:19-24. Praised be Jesus Christ, now and for ever. Amen. MASS FOR THE DEDICATION OF A CHURCH DEDICATION OF HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH AND CONSECRATION OF THE ALTAR OF SACRIFICE, MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MISSOURI AUGUST 11, 2007 Neh 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 1 Pt 2:4-9 Jn 4:19-24 Praised

More information

ANOINTING OF THE SICK WITHIN MASS Found in Pastoral Care of the Sick (nos )

ANOINTING OF THE SICK WITHIN MASS Found in Pastoral Care of the Sick (nos ) ANOINTING OF THE SICK WITHIN MASS Found in Pastoral Care of the Sick (nos. 131 148) OUTLINE INTRODUCTORY RITES Greeting Reception of the Sick Act of Penitence / Kyrie Gloria Opening Prayer LITURGY OF THE

More information

THE ORDER OF THE MASS

THE ORDER OF THE MASS THE ORDER OF THE MASS The first part of the Mass is about getting to know everyone and welcoming everyone to God s house. It s called the INTRODUCTORY RITES. Entrance Song We sing to celebrate that we

More information

Closing Prayer. Pass around the bread. Ask each person to break off a chunk of bread and say: Thank you God, Bread of Life.

Closing Prayer. Pass around the bread. Ask each person to break off a chunk of bread and say: Thank you God, Bread of Life. Closing Prayer During the meal Jesus took some bread in his hands. He blessed the bread and broke it. Then he gave it to his disciples and said, Take this and eat it. This is my body. Pass around the bread.

More information

In each cycle of the Liturgical Calendar, we celebrate six Seasons:

In each cycle of the Liturgical Calendar, we celebrate six Seasons: The Liturgical Calendar Rites There are a number of distinct Rites within the Catholic Church. These Rites developed their own liturgies, illustrating the ability of the Church to guard the essential elements

More information

Explaining the history of the Roman Missal

Explaining the history of the Roman Missal The Roman Missal, Third Edition, is the new ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass, It will be implemented in the United States of America on the First Sunday of

More information

The Sacraments. The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. Holy Baptism

The Sacraments. The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. Holy Baptism The Sacraments What are the sacraments? The sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace. What is grace?

More information

Lectionary Correlation to Call to Faith Year B

Lectionary Correlation to Call to Faith Year B Lectionary Correlation to Call to Faith Year B If your parish aligns its curriculum to the liturgical year, use these chapters for the following Sundays and feasts. First Sunday of Advent Doctrinal Themes

More information

The Book of Common Prayer, Formatted as the original

The Book of Common Prayer, Formatted as the original The Book of Common Prayer, Formatted as the original This document was created from a text file through a number of interations into InDesign and then to Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. This document is intended

More information

These prayers and intercessions are intended to bring sisters to light throughout the liturgical year.

These prayers and intercessions are intended to bring sisters to light throughout the liturgical year. Prayers These prayers and intercessions are intended to bring sisters to light throughout the liturgical year. Advent This is a season for waiting and wondering. Help us to prepare our hearts for Jesus

More information

Liturgical Guidelines for the Celebration of Mass with the Bishop.

Liturgical Guidelines for the Celebration of Mass with the Bishop. Liturgical Guidelines for the Celebration of Mass with the Bishop. Issued September 2013 This booklet is intended to help you to prepare for the forthcoming liturgical celebration with The Right Reverend

More information

Advent Preparation The Advent Wreath and Colors

Advent Preparation The Advent Wreath and Colors Advent Preparation The Advent Wreath and Colors Advent is derived from the Latin word for coming. It is a period of time before Christmas during which we wait and prepare for the coming of Jesus, first

More information

Novena for the Assumption. of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Novena for the Assumption. of the Blessed Virgin Mary Novena for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary August 15, 2016 About the Holy Day The Solemnity of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated every year on August 15th. On this feast we

More information

1. The leads the procession to the sanctuary at the beginning of Mass.

1. The leads the procession to the sanctuary at the beginning of Mass. Mass Review Name 1. The leads the procession to the sanctuary at the beginning of Mass. a. priest b. lector c. Processional Cross 2. After the priest welcomes everyone to Mass, how do we respond to the

More information

ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH WABASH, INDIANA CONFRATERNITY CORNER FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION KINDERGARTEN - 12TH GRADE

ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH WABASH, INDIANA CONFRATERNITY CORNER FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION KINDERGARTEN - 12TH GRADE ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH WABASH, INDIANA CONFRATERNITY CORNER FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION KINDERGARTEN - 12TH GRADE 2013-2014 This document has been developed and designed to give a weekly overview of the

More information

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL 27 th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 6/7, 2007

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL 27 th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 6/7, 2007 27 th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 6/7, 2007 Celebrant: My sisters and brothers, trusting in the love and mercy of Almighty God, we bring all our needs before him: 1. For Pope Benedict and all bishops,

More information

4010 THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST 4011 THE DEACON AT MASS. 1. Preparing for Mass

4010 THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST 4011 THE DEACON AT MASS. 1. Preparing for Mass 4010 THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST 4011 THE DEACON AT MASS 1. Preparing for Mass a. Among the liturgical ministers assisting the presider, the deacon, whose order has been held in high honor since the

More information

K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1. Fosters appreciation for sharing God s life through. I sacraments. 2. Lists and presents for memorization the seven

K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1. Fosters appreciation for sharing God s life through. I sacraments. 2. Lists and presents for memorization the seven THE CELEBRATON OF THE CHRSTAN MYSTERY 1. Fosters appreciation for sharing God s life through 2. Lists and presents for memorization the seven 3. Explains the meaning of the seven 4. dentifies the signs

More information

Celebrating Reconciliation Resources for Lent Penitential Service Form II

Celebrating Reconciliation Resources for Lent Penitential Service Form II Celebrating Reconciliation Resources for Lent Penitential Service Form II 1. Preparation Letting people know Hospitality Preparation of the Environment Visual focus 2. Resources including texts Introductory

More information

GOAL: To learn the words: liturgical, seasons, celebrations, Gospels. To understand that there is a rhythm to the seasons of the Church.

GOAL: To learn the words: liturgical, seasons, celebrations, Gospels. To understand that there is a rhythm to the seasons of the Church. October 2007 Grades 4, 5, and 6 FOCUS: The liturgical year is the Church s way of marking the seasons that remember the life of Jesus and His Church. The goal of this lesson is to teach young children

More information

Caring for the Catholic Patient

Caring for the Catholic Patient Caring for the Catholic Patient Meeting the Pastoral Needs of Catholic Patients The Catholic Bishops Conference of England & Wales Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship Healthcare Reference

More information

PSALMS OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS. A Workshop of Music and Prayer for All Music Ministers

PSALMS OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS. A Workshop of Music and Prayer for All Music Ministers PSALMS OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS A Workshop of Music and Prayer for All Music Ministers OVERVIEW Morning Prayer Advent Biblical commentary Sing! Liturgical commentary Christmas Biblical commentary Sing!

More information

Celebrating Reconciliation Resources for Advent Penitential Service Form II

Celebrating Reconciliation Resources for Advent Penitential Service Form II Celebrating Reconciliation Resources for Advent Penitential Service Form II 1. Preparation Letting people know Hospitality Preparation of the Environment Visual focus 2. Resources including texts Introductory

More information

Grace Before a Meal Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Grace Before a Meal Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen. 5 th Grade Prayers This entire listing is consistent with the publications of the Archdiocese of Dubuque: the Catholic school religion standards/grade level expectations developed by the Office of Catholic

More information

Liturgy of the Word with Children. a a a a Liturgy Office Bishops Conference of England & Wales

Liturgy of the Word with Children. a a a a Liturgy Office Bishops Conference of England & Wales Liturgy of the Word with Children a a a a Liturgy Office Bishops Conference of England & Wales This document was approved by the Department for Christian Life and Worship in November 1996. 1996 Bishops

More information

EASTER TIME INTRODUCTORY RITES

EASTER TIME INTRODUCTORY RITES EASTER TIME INTRODUCTORY RITES When the people are gathered, the Priest approaches the altar with the ministers while the Entrance Chant is sung. When he has arrived at the altar, after making a profound

More information

Celebrant s Guides: Mass Planning a Mass: an A to Z for the Perplexed

Celebrant s Guides: Mass Planning a Mass: an A to Z for the Perplexed Celebrant s Guides: Mass Planning a Mass: an A to Z for the Perplexed It often happens that a particular group a class in a Catholic school, a prayer group, a music ministry team is asked to plan the celebration

More information

Opening Song O Come, All Ye Faithful - #357 Gloria Angels and Saints #177. Today Is Born Our Savior, p. 14 - binder. cantor sings verses

Opening Song O Come, All Ye Faithful - #357 Gloria Angels and Saints #177. Today Is Born Our Savior, p. 14 - binder. cantor sings verses Christmas Eve Family Mass Caroling begins at 3:30 p.m. December 24, 2010, 4 p.m. Prelude Carols It Came upon a Midnight Clear - #379 O Little Town of Bethlehem - #359 We Three Kings of Orient Are - #382

More information

Rite of Baptism. Celebrant: What name have you given your child?

Rite of Baptism. Celebrant: What name have you given your child? Rite of Baptism If possible, baptism should take place on Sunday, the day on which the Church celebrates the paschal mystery. It should be conferred in a communal celebration in the presence of the faithful,

More information

Chapter VII. The liturgical objects used for the Eucharist

Chapter VII. The liturgical objects used for the Eucharist 210 Chapter VII The liturgical objects used for the Eucharist 211 69 HOW MANY ARE THERE AND WHAT ARE THEY? There are many objects and each one has its own specific meaning and function. Here are the ones

More information

Saint Bruno Church Faith Formation 2015~2016

Saint Bruno Church Faith Formation 2015~2016 Saint Bruno Church Faith Formation 2015~2016 *Indicates normal Faith es Grades K- 5 from 9:15am-10:45am *Added Activities for all grades *NO FORMATION CLASS SEPTEMBER September 6 Labor Day September 13

More information

Lighting the Advent Wreath

Lighting the Advent Wreath Lighting the Advent Wreath Advent comes from the Latin word 'adventus' meaning 'Coming.' Advent begins the church year starting four Sundays before Christmas. The season of Advent has been set aside as

More information

Make a die out of a large juice carton and put a? mark on some (at least 3) of the sides of the die.

Make a die out of a large juice carton  and put a? mark on some (at least 3) of the sides of the die. The Holy Mass Game Materials- large die, questions about Mass Make a die out of a large juice carton http://mssscrafts.com/crafts/creationdice.htm and put a? mark on some (at least 3) of the sides of the

More information

CALENDAR & ORDO PERSONAL ORDINARIATE OF OUR LADY OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS under the patronage of St. Augustine of Canterbury

CALENDAR & ORDO PERSONAL ORDINARIATE OF OUR LADY OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS under the patronage of St. Augustine of Canterbury CALENDAR & ORDO PERSONAL ORDINARIATE OF OUR LADY OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS under the patronage of St. Augustine of Canterbury NOVEMBER 2015 Readings for the Sunday Cycle: Year B [2] Weekday Cycle: Year 1 SUN

More information

CatholicMom.com Gospel Activity Celebrating Our Catholic Faith Religious Education Lesson Plan Helpers by Laura Grace

CatholicMom.com Gospel Activity Celebrating Our Catholic Faith Religious Education Lesson Plan Helpers by Laura Grace The Holy Mass Game Materials- large die, questions about Mass Make a die out of a large juice carton http://mssscrafts.com/crafts/creationdice.htm and put a? mark on some (at least 3) of the sides of the

More information

RECEIVING THE CANDIDATES GREETING

RECEIVING THE CANDIDATES GREETING CELEBRATION OF THE RITE OF ACCEPTANCE INTO THE ORDER OF CATECHUMENS AND OF THE RITE OF WELCOMING BAPTIZED BUT PREVIOUSLY UNCATECHIZED ADULTS WHO ARE PREPARING FOR CONFIRMATION AND/OR EUCHARIST OR RECEPTION

More information

PRESIDER S TEXT: OPENING PRAYER

PRESIDER S TEXT: OPENING PRAYER PRESIDER S TEXT: OPENING PRAYER INTRODUCTORY RITE HYMN As We Gather at Your Table GREETING In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The Lord be with you. And also with you. INTRODUCTION

More information

The Celebration and Blessing of a Covenant Relationship

The Celebration and Blessing of a Covenant Relationship The Celebration and Blessing of a Covenant Relationship A hymn or anthem may be sung as the liturgical ministers enter, either here or after the opening acclamation, in place of the opening dialogue. The

More information

UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS DECREE OF PUBLICATION DECREE BENDICIÓN AL CUMPLIR QUINCE AÑOS

UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS DECREE OF PUBLICATION DECREE BENDICIÓN AL CUMPLIR QUINCE AÑOS UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS DECREE OF PUBLICATION DECREE BENDICIÓN AL CUMPLIR QUINCE AÑOS In accord with the norms established by decree of the Sacred Congregation of Rites in Cum nostra

More information

(Note: If you are thinking about cremation, please turn first to the section on Cremation for guidelines.)

(Note: If you are thinking about cremation, please turn first to the section on Cremation for guidelines.) AS YOU PREPARE FOR A CATHOLIC FUNERAL Our prayerful sympathies go out to you; may your loved one rest in the Lord s peace. As you prepare for a Catholic funeral, normally the Mass of Christian Burial,

More information

FUNERAL PLANNING THE FUNERAL LITURGY

FUNERAL PLANNING THE FUNERAL LITURGY FUNERAL PLANNING Burial or Cremation? One of the initial decisions to make about a funeral is if there will be cremation or burial. The Church allows cremation as long as no disrespect is intended toward

More information

COME! LET'S PRAY! A LAYPERSON'S GUIDE For Praying the LITURGY OF THE HOURS CHRISTIAN PRAYER BOOK.

COME! LET'S PRAY! A LAYPERSON'S GUIDE For Praying the LITURGY OF THE HOURS CHRISTIAN PRAYER BOOK. COME! LET'S PRAY! A LAYPERSON'S GUIDE For Praying the LITURGY OF THE HOURS HOW-TO and WHEN-TO Pray the Liturgy of the Hours in the CHRISTIAN PRAYER BOOK. Instructions made clear, simple and easy. January

More information

Advent Wreath and Prayers

Advent Wreath and Prayers Advent Wreath and Prayers The Advent wreath itself is simply a circle of greens holding four candles. Even little children will be delighted to assist or accompany parents in buying or cutting tree boughs

More information

Listening, speaking, reflecting and resting

Listening, speaking, reflecting and resting Collective Worship Policy Mission Statement St. Gabriel s is a Roman Catholic Primary School. It is inspired by the example of Christ and the teachings of the Gospel and seeks to develop the spiritual

More information

THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on December 8. Many people believe that the feast celebrates

More information

LENTEN JOURNAL. St. Ignatius Loyola Confirmation Class Directions Only Assignment should be completed on separate paper or in a notebook.

LENTEN JOURNAL. St. Ignatius Loyola Confirmation Class Directions Only Assignment should be completed on separate paper or in a notebook. LENTEN JOURNAL St. Ignatius Loyola Confirmation Class 2009 Directions Only Assignment should be completed on separate paper or in a notebook. My Lenten Journal All life is a journey - from Birth to Death,

More information

BLESSING OF A HEADSTONE ORDER OF BLESSING. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, giver of life and conqueror of death, be with you all.

BLESSING OF A HEADSTONE ORDER OF BLESSING. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, giver of life and conqueror of death, be with you all. BLESSING OF A HEADSTONE ORDER OF BLESSING The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, giver of life and conqueror of death, be with you all. And with your spirit. Prayer Let us pray. Lord, You have made Your people

More information

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL Solemnity of Epiphany January 5/6, Lord, hear our prayer.

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL Solemnity of Epiphany January 5/6, Lord, hear our prayer. Solemnity of Epiphany January 5/6, 2008 Celebrant: My dear friends, the love of God reaches to the ends of the earth. As the three kings were led to the Savior, let us approach the Lord and humbly bring

More information

Diocese of Rockford Catholic Funeral Guidelines

Diocese of Rockford Catholic Funeral Guidelines Diocese of Rockford Catholic Funeral Guidelines Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy

More information

Handouts for Mary, Mother of Jesus Session

Handouts for Mary, Mother of Jesus Session Handouts for Mary, Mother of Jesus Session 1. Opening Prayer 2. The Perfect Life 3. Fruit of the Womb 4. Mary in Luke 5. Mary in Mark and Luke 6. Gift or Curse? 7. Mary s Gifts 8. My Gifts 9. Visitation

More information

A Handbook for Lectors

A Handbook for Lectors A Handbook for Lectors A THEOLOGY OF LAY LITURGICAL MINISTRY "But you are a 'chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises' of him who called

More information

ORDER OF MASS INTRODUCTORY RITES ENTRANCE SONG. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

ORDER OF MASS INTRODUCTORY RITES ENTRANCE SONG. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ORDER OF MASS INTRODUCTORY RITES ENTRANCE SONG In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

More information

The Book of Common Prayer, Formatted as the original

The Book of Common Prayer, Formatted as the original The Book of Common Prayer, Formatted as the original This document was created from a text file through a number of interations into InDesign and then to Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. This document is intended

More information

THE LITURGICAL YEAR EXPLAINED http://www.catholicdoors.com/courses/liturgy.htm

THE LITURGICAL YEAR EXPLAINED http://www.catholicdoors.com/courses/liturgy.htm THE LITURGICAL YEAR EXPLAINED http://www.catholicdoors.com/courses/liturgy.htm ADVENT Advent is the Season that includes four Sundays preceding Christmas. The Advent Season marks the beginning of the Liturgical

More information

Policies of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph

Policies of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph Policies of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph Policy # 120.41 Reconciliation Approved By: Most Reverend Raymond J. Boland, DD Approved: May 2004 Effective: May 2004 Revised: A. Individual Confession

More information

Advent Family Devotional

Advent Family Devotional Advent Family Devotional For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince

More information

DOL 239. CONSILIUM, The Universal Prayer or Prayer of the Faithful, 17 April 1966: Vatican Polyglot Press, 1966. INTRODUCTION

DOL 239. CONSILIUM, The Universal Prayer or Prayer of the Faithful, 17 April 1966: Vatican Polyglot Press, 1966. INTRODUCTION DOL 239. CONSILIUM, The Universal Prayer or Prayer of the Faithful, 17 April 1966: Vatican Polyglot Press, 1966. Documents on the Liturgy 1963 1975: Conciliar, Papal, and Curial Texts (Collegeville, MN:

More information

21. What was the original sin? A. It was Adam and Eve=s sin of pride and disobedience to God=s law. 22. When did you receive a share in God=s life

21. What was the original sin? A. It was Adam and Eve=s sin of pride and disobedience to God=s law. 22. When did you receive a share in God=s life 92 Questions 1. How many Gods are there? A. One. 2. How many Persons are there in God? A. Three persons in God. 3. Who are they? What are their names? A. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

More information

Year of Mercy Guide All Saints Catholic Parish Growing in the Spirit

Year of Mercy Guide All Saints Catholic Parish Growing in the Spirit Year of Mercy Guide All Saints Catholic Parish Growing in the Spirit All Saints Catholic Parish, with the assistance of print ready materials on DynamicCatholic.com, would like to invite you to journey

More information

Rite of Anointing the Sick

Rite of Anointing the Sick JUBILEE OF MERCY Rite of Anointing the Sick For the Use of Priests In Communal Celebrations Archdiocese of Kingston Contents Communal Anointing outside of Mass............. 1 Communal Anointing within

More information

A Lesson on God s Love and Forgiveness GRADE SEVEN

A Lesson on God s Love and Forgiveness GRADE SEVEN UNDERSTANDING THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION A Lesson on God s Love and Forgiveness GRADE SEVEN UNDERSTANDING THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION A Lesson on God s Love and Forgiveness GRADE SEVEN AIM Students

More information

The Reaffirmation of Baptismal Faith Including the Use of Water

The Reaffirmation of Baptismal Faith Including the Use of Water The Reaffirmation of Baptismal Faith Including the Use of Water INTRODUCTION Baptism is an unrepeatable sacrament of entry into the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, of which the Methodist Church

More information

Singing the Church Year

Singing the Church Year Singing the Church Year BY EILEEN M. BALLONE Mrs. Eileen M. Ballone, president of NPM s Music Education Division (NPM-MusEd), is a music teacher at St. Francis of Assisi School in Ridgefield Park, New

More information

The different souls prayed for on each day of the novena are:

The different souls prayed for on each day of the novena are: Divine Mercy Novena Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day

More information

13 14 15 12 16 N A 11 17 M 8 10 18 E 9 19 20 21 7 T H A T 5 23 6 4 22 24 P 3 25 R A 2 26 Y 1 E 27 R START FINISH

13 14 15 12 16 N A 11 17 M 8 10 18 E 9 19 20 21 7 T H A T 5 23 6 4 22 24 P 3 25 R A 2 26 Y 1 E 27 R START FINISH Name That Prayer Directions: The objective of the game is to get to FINISH first by answering questions about prayers. Place 2 small baskets or boxes on the table to put question cards in (one to draw

More information

A COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE FOR THOSE TO BE CONFIRMED

A COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE FOR THOSE TO BE CONFIRMED Come, Holy Spirit! A COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE FOR THOSE TO BE CONFIRMED ORDER OF SERVICE RITE FOR RECONCILIATION OF SEVERAL PENITENTS WITH INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION Introductory Rites Song 2

More information

INTERCESSION PRAYERS FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 6 4 TH SUNDAY OF LENT

INTERCESSION PRAYERS FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 6 4 TH SUNDAY OF LENT INTERCESSION PRAYERS FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 6 4 TH SUNDAY OF LENT PRIEST: Confident in the abiding mercy of the Father, let us turn to him with our petitions. 1) That all members of the Church will serve as

More information

Prayers By Grade Level

Prayers By Grade Level Prayers By Grade Level First Grade Sign of the Cross Grace Before Meals Grace After Meals Glory Be Our Father (knowledge of) (knowledge of) Third Grade Prayers 1st-2nd Grade Apostles Creed Morning Offering

More information

A Handbook for Ushers and Greeters

A Handbook for Ushers and Greeters A Handbook for Ushers and Greeters A THEOLOGY OF LAY LITURGICAL MINISTRY "But you are a 'chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises' of him

More information

Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the General Roman Calendar

Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the General Roman Calendar Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the General Roman Calendar 2 Universal Norms Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio Approval of the Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and The New General Roman Calendar

More information

The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School. Prayer and Liturgy Policy. Our Mission Statement

The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School. Prayer and Liturgy Policy. Our Mission Statement The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School. Prayer and Liturgy Policy Our Mission Statement Why does this school exist? The school exists to increase levels of knowledge, understanding and skill, so

More information

Elementary Catholic Classrooms:

Elementary Catholic Classrooms: E Elementary Catholic Classrooms: The physical environment From the first moment that a student sets foot in a Catholic school, he or she ought to have the impression of entering a new environment, one

More information

Saint Paul Catholic School. Prayer Book

Saint Paul Catholic School. Prayer Book Saint Paul Catholic School Prayer Book 2012-2013 SAINT PAUL CATHOLIC SCHOOL PRAYER BOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS REQUIRED PRAYERS: K PAGE # Sign of the Cross 3 Our Father 3 Hail Mary 3 Glory Be 3 Guardian Angel

More information

Protocol for Coordinating Mass

Protocol for Coordinating Mass Protocol for Coordinating Mass Introduction Liturgy means the work of the people. Good liturgy is essential for the spiritual well-being of any faith community. For Catholics, the Mass is the central liturgy

More information

LEARNING OUTCOME SAMPLE ASSESSMENTS CONNECTIONS

LEARNING OUTCOME SAMPLE ASSESSMENTS CONNECTIONS GOAL ONE: GRADE TWO CREED: Understand, believe and proclaim the Triune God as revealed in the signs of creation, Sacred Scripture, Catholic Tradition and human experience. LEARNING OUTCOME SAMPLE ASSESSMENTS

More information

Session 3 THE MASS The Liturgy of the Eucharist: The Preparation of the Gifts and Eucharistic Prayer

Session 3 THE MASS The Liturgy of the Eucharist: The Preparation of the Gifts and Eucharistic Prayer Session 3 THE MASS The Liturgy of the Eucharist: The Preparation of the Gifts and Eucharistic Prayer Introductory Rites Liturgy of the Word Liturgy of the Eucharist Concluding Rites A. Preparation of the

More information

GUIDE FOR PLANNING AND ORGANIZING YOUR MINISTRY FAIR

GUIDE FOR PLANNING AND ORGANIZING YOUR MINISTRY FAIR A GUIDE FOR PLANNING AND ORGANIZING YOUR MINISTRY FAIR THE OFFICE OF STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT DIOCESE OF VENICE IN FLORIDA THE PURPOSE OF THE TIME AND TALENT MINISTRY FAIR A Time and Talent Ministry Fair

More information

HALLOWE EN, ALL SAINTS DAY, ALL SOUL S DAY

HALLOWE EN, ALL SAINTS DAY, ALL SOUL S DAY HALLOWE EN, ALL SAINTS DAY, ALL SOUL S DAY November is seen as a memorial month that time when we recognize Jesus as Lord of the living and the dead. As proclaimed in the Apostles Creed, we believe in

More information

APPENDIX V. 2. For the peoples of all the world, that the Lord may graciously preserve harmony among them,

APPENDIX V. 2. For the peoples of all the world, that the Lord may graciously preserve harmony among them, APPENDIX V EXAMPLES OF FORMULARIES FOR THE UNIVERSAL PRAYER 1. General Formula I To God the Father almighty, dear brothers and sisters, may every prayer of our heart be directed, for his will it is that

More information

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity 2016 Year C May 22, 2016

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity 2016 Year C May 22, 2016 Feast of the Most Holy Trinity 2016 May 22, 2016 Vigil at 5:00: Organist Michelle Murolo Sunday at 8:30: Organist Michelle Murolo Sunday at 11:00: Organist Michelle Murolo Come, Now, Almighty King Gather

More information

When Your Child Attends A Catholic School

When Your Child Attends A Catholic School When Your Child Attends A Catholic School Sources: Catechism of the Catholic Church When You Teach in a Catholic School Judith Dunlop Catholicism Confronts Modernity, a Protestant View Langdon Gilkey Catholicism

More information

ADDENDUM #3. Planning a Catholic Funeral 1

ADDENDUM #3. Planning a Catholic Funeral 1 ADDENDUM #3 Planning a Catholic Funeral 1 When it comes to the celebrations of weddings and funerals, we tend to think of them as primarily family events, and such they are, but they are not entirelyfamily

More information

Confirmation 2013-2014 Requirements

Confirmation 2013-2014 Requirements Christ the King Catholic Church 821 South Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, Florida 33609 Confirmation 2013-2014 Requirements Sacrament involves relationship with Jesus and presumes faith. Readiness, not age or

More information

The Third Edition of The Roman Missal

The Third Edition of The Roman Missal The Third Edition of The Roman Missal Over the past several years, you have probably been hearing about the revised translation of The Roman Missal and about how the words of our prayers at Mass are changing.

More information

Texts for use in the marriage rite and in the wedding mass

Texts for use in the marriage rite and in the wedding mass Gathering & Entrance Opening Prayer Texts for use in the marriage rite and in the wedding mass Liturgy of the Word Old Testament Reading Psalm New Testament Reading Gospel Acclamation Gospel (Homily) Liturgy

More information

First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion Handbook 2016-2017

First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion Handbook 2016-2017 St. Christina Catholic Church 111 th & Christiana, Chicago, IL 60655 First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion Handbook 2016-2017 Sue Carter, CRE St. Christina Sacrament Coordinator 773 445 9539 scarter@stchristinaparish.org

More information

THE RITES OF CANDLEMAS

THE RITES OF CANDLEMAS THE RITES OF CANDLEMAS At some suitable place (ideally separate from the church) the community gathers. If held within the church building, simply proceed in silence to the Altar and begin the Rite there.

More information

GUIDELINES FOR THE ORDER OF CHRISTIAN FUNERALS TERMINOLOGY MINISTRY

GUIDELINES FOR THE ORDER OF CHRISTIAN FUNERALS TERMINOLOGY MINISTRY GUIDELINES FOR THE ORDER OF CHRISTIAN FUNERALS At the center of the Catholic belief about death is the paschal mystery of Christ, that mystery which includes life here and hereafter and our own hope of

More information