St. Edward the Confessor

Bowie, Maryland

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Guide for the New Missal

 

 

Getting Help with the New Missal:  From Start to Finish

In the Prayers of Mass

 

Each week we are putting in an insert to the bulletin on the upcoming changes to the Missal (the people’s and priest’s prayer book for the Mass).   We began them in late August and they will proceed up to the weekend of Nov. 19/20th

Then, on Nov 26/27th, the New Missal is used for the first time all across America.

 

If you want back issues of what you have missed, here are two ways to do so:

1/  Go to the Dominican’s Web Site and view them online.

Google “Preparing for the New Translation.” You’ll see the whole pdf file is there for viewing and/or printing. Or go to: http://st-dominic-church.org/ documents/New-Translation-Bulletin-Inserts.pdf        

The articles are written to follow the Order of Mass, that is, the first articles do cover the earliest prayers of Mass, and the last articles cover the finishing prayers of Mass.    We prefer you choose this option to see what you’d like.

 

2/  If you’d rather have our help, then that is fine.  Just ask our parish secretary to print for you the set of inserts that you have missed.  They can be picked up by you at the parish office or can be left in the church (at an arranged place) for you to pick up; or they can be mailed to you.

 

There is another national site online for you to peruse.  It is the one for the U.S. Catholic bishops, which is www.usccb.org , and upon going there, click where it says “Roman Missal Third Edition.”    

 

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A POSITIVE APPROACH TO OUR NEW ROMAN MISSAL

 

What have you heard about the New Translation of the Roman Missal?   In writing about this renewal coming to our Catholic Mass, I’d like to offer a positive approach.    So first, let me consider some of the gripes I’ve heard.

 

Some say we’re going back to the “old Mass.”   There are not really right with that assessment; there are just a few phrases we are going back to using, because of translation matters or because we prefer the Bible verse once used for the prayer.   

 

For the rest click here to see the entire article  (PDF Format)

 

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READYING FOR MASS

Read below a private prayer that we have posted in our priest sacristy, for the celebrant to use: 

My purpose is to celebrate Mass and to make present the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the rite of the holy Roman Church to the praise of our all-powerful God and all his assembly in the glory of heaven, for my good and the good of all his pilgrim Church on earth, and for all who have asked me to pray for them in general and in particular, and for the good of the holy Roman Church. Amen.

The prayer is a reminder of its purpose to the priest.   He is to celebrate it in accord with his ordination.   He is to be faithful to God and to the Church in this sacred work of Christ.

 

For the rest click here to see the entire article  (PDF Format)

 

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THE HOLY MASS           A GIFT IN STORE

 

Jesus says to us from within the Gospel of Saint Matthew, “Every scribe who has been instructed in the Kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.” (13:52)  That is, to be truly wise we must allow ourselves to be shaped not only by what we know today but by what we knew yesterday as well.  For a culture to have a future it must have a relationship with its past; it must bring from its storeroom not only the new; it must also bring forth the old. 

The Catholic Church has always been the great storeroom of culture.  Her monasteries not only diffuse but preserve western civilization.  Her teachings toll now as they ever have with the authority of infallible tradition.  And, of course, her

 

For the rest click here to see the entire article  (PDF Format)

 

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Click here for Deacon Barnes Homily 25th Sunday Ordinary time (New Liturgy words, Matt 20:1-16)

 

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Fr. Barry’s Daily Mass Homily on the prayer  “The Lord be with you.   R: And with your spirit.”

 

Some Catholics with an upbringing from India have taught me a blessing that is used frequently in their homeland.  It is a blessing prayer of recognizing the eternal Presence in one’s neighbor.    They say: “Namaste. “  It is pronounced Nah-Moss-Day.   It generally means this:  ‘I recognize the divinity of God present to each of us.’   Or said another way:  ‘The God in me salutes the God in you.’  Or as Catholics have come to interpret it more intimately: ‘ The Spirit of God in me meets the same Spirit in you.’          

 

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Liturgiam Authenticam - Trailer

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A New Documentary from Kindly Light
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