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Joel and I are buzz kill, even among Orthodox, natural family planning-practicing, frequent confession-going Catholics. Last weekend we gathered together with some married couple friends to talk about Theology of the Body. He stepped in to try to save our collective Schmidt face. And thank you for giving me some worthy material, friend!
It is the handbook for how to celebrate the Mass. It covers such things like the structure of the Mass, its elements and parts; postures, processions and gestures; silence and singing; liturgical furnishings; the role of the deacon, liturgical ministers, and laity, and much more. It is the source and summit of our life as Catholic Christians. So let our words and actions, our prayers and music, our worship spaces and liturgical furnishings and art, be worthy of the profound mystery we celebrate.
When making decisions about the source and summit of our life, ought not we be obliged to explore what the Church says about the issue, and then frame our discussion and decision-making from that perspective? Our Holy Father actually addressed this point recently.
In his proclamation he states,. Here are five thoughts on how to do that. Finally a disclaimer. I offer these suggestions simply as a lifelong Catholic who has served in various roles for the Church, both as an employee and volunteer. I simply felt called to share based on the conversation I had with friends.
Why not give it the proper attention it deserves? What resources do you suggest for learning more about the Mass and its parts? You can leave a comment by clicking here. July 17, at PM. Joel Schmidt. Hi Doug; thanks for stopping by and commenting. Often, they just make up something to fulfill the expectation. Worse, you get lay people mimicking priests and deacons, trying to administer trinitarian blessings with the sign of the cross, which is totally inappropriate.
Maggie DeWitte. Kill joy? Nick Bigelow. Good read, Lisa! Sing To The Lord is fantastic for any participant in music ministry. One issue I have had with reading the GIRM is deciphering what parts are required and what parts are strongly suggested.
Nonetheless, it is the 1 liturgical guideline and worth checking out. Kasey Eoriatti. July 18, at PM. I love your ardent desire to always speak the truth and defend the faith. Knowing the real truth can only bring joy; never kill it. Great job! Oh Lisa Lisa Lisa. We have a copy of this in our house. Thank you. Lisa Bourne. July 20, at AM. More like faithful. No, rather it really speaks to the sad state of things today in the Church.
With the insufficient catechesis of the last 40 years in the U. July 24, at AM. Why is it Important? Elizabeth Seton. January 23, at PM. My local Catholic Church has an empty cross hanging over the altar instead of a Crucifix. I have read that masses held without a Crucifix are illicit. Many people have addressed this issue with Monsignor, but the cross has not been replaced by a Crucifix.
What suggestions do you have? The Archbishop has seen the cross and has not issued a statement. August 23, at PM. Lessons from the Car Line CatholicMom. September 8, at AM. Again, do […]. Rosemarie Kinney. October 29, at PM. I had a few questions about the liturgy in my parish church. The chairs are metal folding chairs with no kneelers. The floor is tile. There is not room between chairs for an adult to kneel. What is the remedy? I still do not have answers to these questions after looking at it.
I even got more confused by some things… I saw something about sipping the Precious Blood with a tube and using a spoon to distribute the Body of of Lord.. Can you offer some guidance? Home Speaking About Us Contact.
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General Instruction of the Roman Missal (PDF)
Particular churches. Philosophy, theology, and fundamental theory of canon law. Juridic and physical persons. Associations of the faithful. Institute of consecrated life. Society of apostolic life. Originally published in as a separate document, it is printed at the start of editions of the Roman Missal since
What is the GIRM? Why is it Important?
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