Presentation on theme: "The Liturgy of the Eucharist - Celebrating Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist."— Presentation transcript:
The Liturgy of the Eucharist - Celebrating Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist
Homework (due Weds., 9/9) Read “Why Go to Mass? And write 2 paragraph opinion/reflection (due Fri., 9/11) Study for Quiz on Mass
Four Primary Parts of the Liturgy 1.Introductory Rites 2.Liturgy of the WORD (Biblical Readings, Homily, Creed, Intercessions) 3.Liturgy of the EUCHARIST (Preparation, Eucharistic Prayer; Communion Rite) 4.Concluding Rite
Introductory Rites Entrance Procession Greeting Rite of Blessing and Sprinkling of Holy Water Kyrie Gloria
Liturgy of the WORD 1. First Reading Different readings are prescribed for each day. At the end of the reading, the people respond “Thanks be to God” 2. Responsorial Psalm The choir and/or cantor sing or recite the psalm; the people join in the repeated response 3. Second Reading A second reading is prescribed for all Sundays and major feasts, but not for most weekdays or minor feasts 4. Alleluia
Liturgy of the Word (cont) 5. Gospel Reading 6. Homily A time when the priest speaks to the people reflecting on the readings from the mass or the feast/occasion being celebrated
Liturgy of the Word (cont) Profession of Faith The Nicene or Apostle’s creed is recited to state the beliefs we received at baptism 8. Prayer of the Faithful Special prayers (petitions) are offered to God and the community for acknowledgement and prayer.
Liturgy of the Eucharist Preparation of the Altar and the Gifts- gifts of bread and wine are traditionally brought to the altar by a member of the congregation Prayer Over the Gifts- The priest prays that God will accept our sacrifice of bread and wine
Liturgy of the Eucharist Eucharistic Prayer- This prayer of thanksgiving is the center and high point of the entire celebration Preface- We give thanks and praise to God Holy, Holy- We sing an acclamation of praise
Liturgy of the Eucharist Eucharistic Prayer- This prayer of thanksgiving is the center and high point of the entire celebration Consecration- The bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ Memorial Acclamation- We proclaim the mystery of our faith Great Amen- We affirm the words and actions of the Eucharistic prayer
Liturgy of the Eucharist (cont) Communion Rite- We prepare to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ Lord’s Prayer- We pray the Our Father (Our Father, who art in heaven...) Sign of Peace- we offer one another Christ’s peace (usually by shaking hands and saying “Peace be with you”) Breaking of the Bread and the Lamb of God- We pray for forgiveness, mercy, and peace.
Liturgy of the Eucharist (cont) Communion Rite- We prepare to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ Communion- We receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. When receiving communion as the Eucharist minister offers you the “Body of Christ” you reply “Amen.” Prayer After Communion- We pray that the Eucharist will strengthen us to live as Jesus Christ did. (This is done by kneeling/sitting in silence, until the Priest begins speaking again)
Concluding Rite Blessing - We receive God’s blessing from the priest Dismissal - We go in peace to love and serve the Lord and one another.