The Explanatory Mass
Why do we do what we do at Mass?
It is comforting to know that when we gather to celebrate Sunday liturgy, we are part of a tradition that is nearly 2000 years old. Many of us do not, however, know how that tradition shapes the way we celebrate today. We take you through the Eucharistic ritual, appending to it a commentary that tells you about this tradition - or, why we do what we do at mass.
- Introduction, Gathering Rite, and Procession
- Liturgy of the Word
- Liturgy of the Eucharist
- Communion Rite - Concluding Rite
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Explanations for the mass have been reproduced with permission from Saint Joseph Church
, Penn. Material has been adapted to suit local rites. All rights reserved.