CATHOLIC REFRESHER for CCD PARENTS

Opening Prayer
Come, Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. V. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. R. And You shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray. O God, by the light of the Holy Spirit, You have taught the hearts of Your faithful. In the same Spirit help us to know what is truly right and always to rejoice in Your consolation. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

First Joyful Mystery The Annunciation

The Fourth Joyful Mystery—The Presentation in the Temple And after the days of her purification, according to the law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord: And to offer a sacrifice, according as it is written in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons: And after they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their city Nazareth. And the child grew, and waxed strong, full of wisdom; and the grace of God was in him. Luke 2:22,24,39-40

The Sacramental Economy

The Sacramental Economy
Christ lives and acts in the Church and communicates his salvation through the liturgy until he comes. Both East and West call this "the sacramental economy", dispensing Christ's gifts through the Church's "sacramental" liturgy. We will explain this "sacramental dispensation" and its essential features. CCC 1076

Liturgy Celebrates the Paschal Mystery
Liturgy: Greek for “public work,” or “work for the people” Worshipers expected to participate actively in the Liturgy Liturgy centered on Holy Trinity We participate in “Paschal Mystery” Jesus' passage from life to glory Holy Spirit draws us together through Liturgy CCC 1066-1075

The Sacraments
Healing
Penance Anointing of the Sick

Initiation
Baptism Confirmation (Chrismation) Eucharist

Service of Communion
Holy Orders Matrimony

Liturgy
Liturgy is an action of the whole Christ...Liturgical services are not private functions, but are celebrations of the Church CCC 1136,1140 Celebrated by all faithful in full, conscious, and active participation with an abundance of signs, symbols, and rituals in an environment of architecture, sculpture, paintings, icons, and stained glass, a place that fosters prayer and a sense of the sacred. CCC 1145-1162

The Wedding Feast of the Lamb
Confluence of Sacred Tradition and Scripture

Revelation Altar Vestments The Gloria Holy, Holy, Holy Communion of Saints Incense Prostration Great Amen

Patristics Didache: Eucharist Confession Justin the Martyr: Confession Liturgy of the Word Homily Eucharist Great Amen

Brief History of the Mass
Last Supper Passover prayers and scripture Eucharist is instituted Do this in memory of me Closing hymn sung Said in Aramaic Second Century Two part celebration, Word and Eucharist No offertory prayer Faithful participation limited to great amen Eucharist received in the hand Said in vernacular

Brief History of the Mass
Constantine Millions of pagans become Christian Cultural and pagan practices enter liturgy Kissing holy objects Venerating relics Genuflection Candles Incense Masses to be held in “splendid, public and imposing” buildings. Constantine to Trent Celebrant left great latitude in conducting the liturgy He could even change words of the canon of the Mass Five main liturgies emerged, Antioch, Copt, Byzantine, RomanAfrican, Gallican Nicene Creed enters liturgies in 589, except Roman (Heresies not prevalent in Rome) Creed enters Roman liturgy in 1014

Brief History of the Mass
Council of Trent Jesus remains in Host after Mass Adoration of Blessed Sacrament Luther opposed adoration outside of Mass Communion of Host alone Mass is truly sacrifice of Christ May be offered for living and dead Christ ordained priests for the Eucharist Ceremonies and trappings do not go against piety Pius V issued Missale Romanum Unchanged until the 1960s Made deviation from the Missale a mortal sin Mass to be said in Latin to unify Church Prevent liturgical anarchy and heresy Ensure an error free Missal to unify the Church

Brief History of the Mass
Extraordinary Form Formerly known as Tridentine Mass Ordinary Form Pope Paul VI issued Missal in 1970 in Latin. It was translated into the vernacular Also known as “Novus Ordo” or “Vatican II Mass” Currently in third edition of the Missal English translation being corrected Parts may be said in Latin Priest may pray “Ad Dominum” or “Versus Populum”

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

The Holy Mass
Ordinary Form
Re-presentation of Jesus' passion, death and resurrection in an unbloody manner

We Join Mary at the Foot of the Cross

Proper Disposition
What did it cost Jesus to give us the Mass? His life! It must cost us our lives, too! I am crucified with Christ. (Gal. 2:19) At Mass, we sit at the foot of the cross with the beloved apostle and Mary.

Gestures and Postures
Catholic worship is very physical. Not only do we worship with our hearts and minds, but we also worship through the actions of our bodies, in the words we speak and the way we move during the Mass. Our worship as faithful people is supposed to be unified, as though together we formed one Body. So it’s important for us to be mindful of the ways in which the Church asks us to pray together.

Parts of the Holy Mass
Introductory Rites Liturgy of the Word Liturgy of the Eucharist Concluding Rite

Introductory Rites

The Entrance / Opening Hymn The Greeting The Act of Penance

Introductory Rites

The Kyrie Eleison The Gloria The Collect

The Liturgy of the Word

Silence The Biblical Readings The Responsorial Psalm

The Liturgy of the Word

The Gospel The Homily The Profession of Faith The Prayer of the Faithful

Liturgy of the Eucharist
The Preparation of the Gifts The Prayer over the Offerings Eucharistic Prayer

Liturgy of the Eucharist
The Lord's Prayer The Rite of Peace The Fraction Communion Silence

Concluding Rites

Brief Announcements Priest's Greeting and Blessing At Times Prayer over the People Dismissal Venerate Altar Recessional

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