Posts tagged with "Mass"
Pope: Enter the church with "your whole heart"Thursday, June 5, 2014066 Those who insist others pray and believe exactly like they do, those who have alternatives to every church teaching and benefactors who use the church as a cover for business connections may call themselves Catholics, but they have one foot out the door, Pope Francis said.
The meaning behind the preparation of the giftsThe liturgy of the Eucharist in the strict sense begins when the bread and wine are brought to the altar. What, then, is the meaning of preparing these gifts for the sacrifice?
The role of the Liturgy of the WordAfter the hymn “Glory to God in the Highest,” the priest recites the opening prayer. On a specific feast this prayer sets the tone for the feast and indicates the reason for the celebration.
The short greeting: "The Lord be with you"Like the longer greeting we looked at last time, the shortest greeting the priest can choose for the beginning of the Mass also originates in the Bible.
'Every human life is beautiful'Friday, January 31, 2014090 Thousands of people converged on downtown Dallas for the 2014 March for Life Mass at the Dallas Convention Center, a venue that Bishop Kevin J. Farrell said to thunderous applause that he would like to outgrow within the next two years.
Understanding the greetings at the beginning of Mass“Why start the Mass with a ritual greeting?” we sometimes hear. “This sets a stiff, official tone to the entire celebration. Why not start with an informal greeting like ‘Good Morning,’ which would promote a more congenial/familial mood, more in style for the beginning of a meal?”
Pope to youth: Help us build up the churchSunday, July 28, 20130111 Pope Francis told young people God might have been trying to communicate something in forcing the World Youth Day vigil's change of venue from a huge field to a long narrow stretch of sand and sea.
400,000 attend opening World Youth Day MassWednesday, July 24, 20130131 The mosaic of hundreds of national flags waving in the cold wind on Copacabana beach was symbolic, as pilgrims from all backgrounds, driven by a single faith, participated in the opening Mass for World Youth Day.
Pope calls for repentance over treatment of migrantsMonday, July 8, 20130209 Before saying a word publicly, Pope Francis made the sign of the cross and tossed a wreath of white and yellow flowers into the Mediterranean Sea in memory of the estimated 20,000 African immigrants who have died in the past 25 years trying to reach a new life in Europe.
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