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A Guided Tour of the Mass

 

CP 249

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  • 3 hours 17 min. (3 CDs / MP3)

    There is perhaps no aspect of Catholicism more familiar to Catholics than the Mass. Week after week, we celebrate the eucharist, repeating the same prayers and rituals. But do we really know what all of these words and deeds mean? In this series, Dr. Michael Barber offers an overview of the Mass, explaining the significance of each element. For example:

    • What does “Hosanna” mean?
    • Why do we call the eucharistic celebration, the “Mass”?
    • Why does the congregation respond to the priest’s greeting, “And with your Spirit”?
    • What does “liturgy” mean? Why does the Bible call Jesus a “liturgist”?
    • Why is the collection an integral part of the Church’s prayer?

    Just “going through the motions” can be monotonous. In fact, the Second Vatican Council called Catholics to enter into a “fully conscious and active participation” in the liturgy. Without understanding the various parts of the Mass, it is practically impossible to do that. This series, however, aims to help you experience the Church’s celebration in just such a way.

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