A Biblical Walk through THE MASS and
The New Translation of THE MASS
Please join us for 5 one-half hour sessions on Wednesday evenings beginning September 14th at 6:30pm in the Tobin Room (Use Eggert Rd. Lot, door #5). Contact 833-6138, Allan Cecchini.
From the time of the apostles, the Mass has been the central act of Christian worship. For the Mass is nothing less than the celebration of the Eucharist that Jesus instituted at the Last Supper, when he commanded his apostles, "Do this in memory of me". (see Luke22:19)
With this course, The Great Adventure moves from studying particular books and sections of the Bible to studying the Scriptural roots of the liturgy. For many Catholics, the Mass might, at least in a certain sense, be almost too familiar. We show up to church each Sunday and perform prayers and rituals that many of us have known since childhood, We stand, sit, and kneel. We make the sign of the cross. We recite "Holy, Holy, Holy," "Lamb of God," and "Thanks be to God". But do we really understand the significance of all that we are saying and doing in the liturgy?
"The way in which the Mass is celebrated has undergone various changes throughout the centuries, but the heart of the liturgy has remained the same. It continues to be a celebration of the banquet of the Lord, in which Catholics come to hear the word of God in the Scriptures and receive the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist.
As we prepare to welcome the revised English translation of the Mass, we can be assured that the Eucharist we celebrate will stand in continuity with that first Eucharist institute by Christ-and that the new translation is intended to help enhance out worship of God and deepen our participation in the sacred mysteries of the liturgy." (Edward Sri, A Guide to the New Translation of The Mass, 2011)
Please join us for 5 one-half hour sessions on Wednesday evenings beginning September 14th at 6:30pm in the Tobin Room. 833-6138, Allan Cecchini.
Please join us for our workshop on the new English Revision of the Mass. It will be held on Wednesday 26 October at 7:00 p.m. in our church. Please invite others as well. That is one month before the new spoken responses go into effect.