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1 The Catholic Mass Religion 9 Mrs. Hayes and Ms. Beltran September, 2009

2 St Mary’s Academy prepares young women to take responsibility for building the Kingdom of God. At SMA graduates will… – Love – Live – Learn – Serve ESLRs: expected school-wide learning results

3 Scripture Reference: Luke 22:14-20 :19 – “This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.”

4 Some Catholic Mass Terms catholic translates to universal Catholic means those Christians who follow Catholic teaching led by the Pope in Rome Missa (Mass) means prayer Celebrant (priest) comes from celebrate Meal (gathering) to celebrate Good News! Sign of the Cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Catholic Mass basic meaning: – prayer gathering

5 People at Mass Priest: celebrant Lector: reader Cantor: leads songs Altar servers: assists priest Choir: helps with singing Liturgical dancers: praise dancers Eucharistic Ministers: give communion Congregation: people who came to Mass

6 Four Main Divisions Divisions Introductory Rites – Welcome to the table Liturgy of the Word – Hearing the Good News Liturgy of the Eucharist – Words of Institution – Communion Rite Concluding Rite – Sending Forth terms Amen: so be it Liturgy: Word Word: Bible Eucharist: Gratitude Communion: sharing Rite: collection or system Institution: started Introduce/Conclude: begin and end

7 Introductory Rites Entrance procession: Priest and congregation Greeting: Sign of the Cross/The Lord be with you/And also with you Rite of Blessing or Penitential Rite: asking for God’s blessing or forgiveness Kyrie: Trinity (3) Gloria: glory of God Opening prayer: begin

8 Liturgy of the Word First Reading: OT Responsorial Psalms (songs): greatness of God Second Reading: NT (sometimes omitted) Alleluia or Gospel Acclamation: Listen! Gospel: Good News Homily: Teaching by priest Profession of Faith: We believe…I believe… General Intercessions/ Prayer of the Faithful: Ask for God’s help

9 Liturgy of the Eucharist Presentation of Gifts/ Preparation of Altar: getting ready Prayer over Gifts: ask God to accept Eucharistic Prayer: preface dialogue; Holy, Holy (Sanctus); words of institution – This is my body…This is my blood and communion rite: sharing the meal – “The Body of Christ” or blessing: “Amen”

10 Concluding Rite Greeting: The Lord be with you! Response: And also with you! Blessing Dismissal: Sign of the Cross

11 Review of the Catholic Mass How many main parts? What are they called? What does mass mean? Who is the celebrant? What is the Liturgy of the Word? What is the Liturgy of the Eucharist? What do participants do in the introductory and concluding rite? What does gospel mean? What are the Words of Institution? What is the Mass a celebration of? What does a person say who has received either communion or a blessing? What are the words for the sign of the cross?

12 After Mass Reflection Look for 5 actions in the Mass that you have learned See who is doing each action, and be able to describe each action; be specific Reflecting on the first Mass of the school year, describe the most important action or words which had meaning for you from what you have learned about the Mass. What part of your learning helped you the most during the Mass?

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