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1 The Catholic Church & The Liturgical Year Deacon Bob Kepshire RCIA Class St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church November 6, 2014

2 OBJECTIVES Define Liturgy Define Liturgical Year Define Liturgical Calendar Gain An Understanding of the Lectionary Cycle Describe the Liturgical Colors Gain an Understanding of the Liturgical Seasons

3 What is Liturgy? In Christian Use Eastern Churches almost always associated with the Eucharistic Sacrifice Divine Liturgy Western Churches either the celebration of the Mass or the whole collection of official services used in public worship

4 What is the Origin of Our Liturgy? The origin of Liturgy is found in the institution by Christ of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and the Sacraments, as well as in his example and precepts concerning the necessity and mode of prayer While Christ laid down the essentials, he left the development of details to his Church, to carry out this task under the guidance of the Holy Spirit

5 Who Celebrates the Liturgy? It is the whole community, the Body of Christ united with its head that celebrates Liturgical services are not private functions but are celebrations of the Church which is the sacrament of unity, namely, the holy people united and organized under the authority of the bishops Therefore, liturgical services pertain to the whole Body of the Church

6 When is the Liturgy Celebrated? Sunday is the pre-eminent day for the liturgical assembly, when the faithful gather to listen to word of God and take part in the Eucharist thus calling to mind the Passion, Resurrection, and glory of the Lord Jesus, and giving thanks to God who has begotten them again, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead unto a living hope

7 What is the Liturgical Year? The liturgical year is the temporal structure within which the Church celebrates the holy mysteries of Christ "From the Incarnation and the Nativity to the Ascension, to Pentecost and to the wait in joyful hope for the Lord's coming"

8 What is the Liturgical Calendar? A tool that kindles the hearts of Catholics so that they may remember God s plan of salvation that was accomplished through the birth, life, death and rising of Jesus Christ Follows a three-year cycle, each represented by the letters: A B C

9 The Lectionary Cycles The "Lectionary," the Mass readings from the Holy Bible, follows a Sunday cycle as well as a weekday cycle Year A Gospels primarily by Matthew Year B Gospels primarily by Mark Year C Gospels primarily by Luke Note: The Gospel of John is proclaimed on particular Sundays in each of the years

10 The Lectionary Cycles On weekdays in Ordinary Time, there is a 2 year cycle numbered I and II: Year I is read in odd numbered years Year II is read in even numbered years If a person attends the Holy Mass everyday for three years, having been present for all the readings of the three cycles, most of the Holy Bible will have been read to them during that time frame

11 The Seasons of the Liturgical Calendar There are six Seasons within the Liturgical Calendar Advent Christmas Lent /Triduum Easter Ordinary Time

12 Liturgical Colors White: Purity, Innocence, Joy, Triumph, Glory Red: Charity Violet: Royalty, Suffering, Expectation, Penance Rose: Joy Green: Hope, Growth

13 White (may also use Gold) Seasons of Christmas and Easter Feasts of the Lord (other than His Passion) Feasts of Mary, the Angels, Apostles & Saints who were not martyrs All Saints (November 1 st ) & may be used on All Souls (November 2 nd ) Weddings, Baptisms, & Funerals

14 Red Palm Sunday Good Friday Pentecost Birthday Feasts of the Apostles & Evangelists Celebrations of Saints who were martyred

15 Violet Season of Lent Season of Advent May be used for Funerals May be used on All Souls Day (November 2 nd )

16 Rose 3 rd Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) 4 th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)

17 Green Used throughout Ordinary Time

18 ADVENT

19 The liturgical season of spiritual preparation before Christmas The Season of Advent begins on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle (November 30 th ) It spans four Sundays and four weeks, with the last week usually shortened according to what day of the week Christmas falls on

20 Advent comes from the Latin word adventus which means coming The importance of the Advent Season is to focus on the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ

21 The first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of a new liturgical year which will be Cycle B I In 2014, Advent begins on Sunday, November 30 th Advent concludes with the start of the Christmas Season, which is on Thursday, December 25, 2014

22 Catechism of the Catholic Church Stresses the two-fold meaning of the coming When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second coming. (CCC 524)

23 The focus of the entire season is the celebration of The birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, And the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent Advent is far more than simply marking a 2,000 year old event in history It is celebrating a truth about God, the revelation of God in Christ whereby all of creation might be reconciled to God

24 CHRISTMAS

25 Christmas is more than just a day rather it is a season The liturgical Season of Christmas begins with the vigil Masses on Christmas Eve and concludes with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on January 11, 2015

26 While the Solemnity of the Birth of Our Savior in fact ranks after Easter and Pentecost, it remains the most popular celebration of the Church year, focused on our wonder at the sublime mystery of the Incarnation

27 LENT / HOLY TRIDUUM

28 The Season of Lent extends from Ash Wednesday (February 18, 2015) to the evening Mass of the Lord s Supper on Holy Thursday (April 2, 2015) Lent is the penitential season set aside by the Church in order for the faithful to prepare for the celebration of the Lord s Passion, Death and Resurrection

29 During this holy season, inextricably connected to the Paschal Mystery, the Catechumens prepare for Christian initiation, and current Church members prepare for Easter by a recalling of Baptism and by works of penance Prayer Fasting Almsgiving The two elements which are especially characteristic of Lent Baptism (the recalling of baptism or the preparation for it) Penance

30 The Holy Triduum is comprised of three Sacred Days Holy Thursday Good Friday Holy Saturday

31 Holy Thursday Holy Thursday we celebrate the events of the Last Supper At the Last Supper that Jesus instituted the pillars of our Catholic faith The Eucharist The Priesthood Mass

32 At the Last Supper, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples demonstrating that we all must be willing to serve one another During the Mass, the clergy wash the feet of several members of the Parish

33 Following the Holy Thursday Mass; Adoration of the Holy Eucharist continues until midnight This symbolizes the time Jesus spent in prayer in Garden of Gethsemane

34 Good Friday We remember the Passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ We have a Good Friday service but there is no Mass During this service our Gospel reading details the events of our Lord s Passion We venerate the Cross honoring our Lord s sacrifice for us

35 Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil Mass At the Easter Vigil Mass we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ At this service our catechumens and candidates will enter the Church through the Sacraments of Initiation Baptism Confirmation Holy Eucharist

36 EASTER Easter is not one day or one solemnity it is a fifty day celebration, extending from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday A season of solemnity and exaltation at the triumph of Jesus over sin and death

37 ORDINARY TIME

38 There is nothing ordinary about Ordinary Time It is a time of spiritual growth, as we learn from the life and teachings of Jesus Christ This is the part of the Liturgical Year in which Christ walks among us and transforms our lives

39 Ordinary comes from the Latin word Ordinalis which refers to numbers in a series In Ordinary Time the Sundays/weeks are ordered or numbered

40 Following the Season of Christmas, Ordinary Time will extend to the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday Following the Season of Easter we enter a second and longer period of Ordinary Time that will last until Advent

41 Holy Days of Obligation Most days of obligation fall on a Sunday, however, there are special Feasts in the Liturgical Calendar that fall during the week The number of days of obligation may vary from country to country. In the United States, the following 6 days of obligation are observed Christmas Day (December 25 th ) Mary, the Mother of God (January 1 st ) The Ascension (7 th Sunday of Easter) The Assumption of Mary (August 15 th ) All Saint s Day (November 1 st ) The Immaculate Conception (December 8 th )

42 QUESTIONS?

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