PRAYER BEFORE A LITURGY
Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing for joy.
Know that he, the Lord, is God.
He made us, we belong to him,
we are his people, the sheep of his flock.
Go within his gates, giving thanks.
Enter his courts with songs of praise.
Give thanks to him and bless his name.
Indeed, how good is the Lord,
eternal his merciful love.
He is faithful from age to age.
We prepare for Sunday Masses, liturgies for special occasions, baptisms, funerals, weddings, and RCIA.
A Ritual LifeOur lives a full of rituals. Our Catholic tradition is replete with ritual. This site from the Collaborative Ministry Office at Creighton University in the USA looks at some practical ways we can use rituals to enhance our everyday prayer. Using Ritual Everyday
The complete Liturgical Calender for 2014 is available on line:
On the First Sunday of Advent, 1st December, 2013, we begin the Liturgical Year A in the Sunday cycle of readings.
The weekday readings are Cycle 2.
The complete Liturgical Calender for 2015 is available on line:
On the First Sunday of Advent, 30th November, 2014, we begin the Liturgical Year B in the Sunday cycle of readings.
The weekday readings are Cycle 1.
Reflection on the Eucharist from St Augustine
What you see is bread and a cup. This is what your eyes report to you. But your faith has need to be taught that the bread is the body of Christ, the cup the blood of Christ.. If, then, you wish to understand the body of Christ, listen to the Apostle as he says to the faithful, "You are the body of Christ and his members." You reply, "Amen," to that which you are, and by replying you consent. For you hear, "The body of Christ," and you reply, "Amen." Be a member of the body of Christ so that your "Amen" may be true.... Be what you see, and receive what you are.
(St Augustine Sermon 272)
"Mass in a Moment"This is a series of 140 word items making up a guide to the celebration of Mass. They were originally written to accompany a video of a televised Mass in the US.
You can down load the whole document on this link: Mass in a Moment