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For Catholics, Mass attendance is a _____ of weekly, if not daily, life.
We do everything in a prescribed order, using _____ and _____ as a reason for why we do what we do at each point of the Mass.
Mass etiquette begins with a fundamental respect for the importance and sanctity of the Mass so we enter ____ and _____.
_____ should guide your behavior at any religious service.
clothing, posture, participation
Your choice of ____, _____, and _____ should all reflect an attitude of dignity and attentiveness.
Found at the entrance to each Catholic Church
Holy Water is a carry-over from ancient ______
The ritual drop of holy water reminds us that we need to wash away ______ as we enter God's house
Holy Water reminds us of our _____ promises
Sign of the Cross
This sign confesses faith in both the Holy Trinity and the Redemption
Before entering the pew, we pause while facing the tabernacle and bend the ____ knee all the way to the floor, then rise up again.
Means "on bended knee"
Shows a sign of respect for the presence of Jesus in the tabernacle
kneel, pray silently
When first entering the pew we ____ and ____
Kneeling is a posture of both _____ and _____
Designated person welcomes everyone and announces the entrance hymn.
Peace be with you
What is the greeting?
In this prayer sinfulness is acknowledged and intercession requested.
This prayer stems from Jewish Penitential Rite done during times of sacrifice
"Lord have mercy..."
This joyful song echoes the song of the angels on the first Christmas.
Will vary with the theme of the Mass
During the liturgy of the Word, we hear the Word of God _____ and ____.
a reading, usually taken from the O.T. which explains the story of the Chosen People and how God prepared for the coming of Jesus.
a response that is sung or recited that comes from the Book of Psalms.
A reading taken from an epistle, the Acts of the Apostles, or the Book of Revelation.
It expresses what God has done for us through Christ.
A short song of praise which means "Praise Yahweh!" and heralds the Gospel.
A reading taken from Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John that tells about the teachings and life of Jesus.
An explanation of God's Word given by the priest with application to our daily lives.
A statement of our beliefs that is our response to God's Word.
This is the final rite of the Liturgy of the Word; it is the petitions to God for the needs of the Church, public authorities, the needy, and the local community.
Liturgy of the Eucharist
This is the focal point of the entire of the Mass.
The Liturgy of the Eucharist is modeled after the _____, where Jesus celebrated the Passover meal, then gave his disciples the instruction to "do this in memory of me."
Members of the congregation, bring the bread, wine, and offerings to the priest.
Blessings come from Jewish Blessing Over ____ and ____
Jesus is both fully human and fully divine
Mystery of Divinity and Humanity
The priest begins the Eucharistic Prayer with the preface, which is a short prayer of praise and thanksgiving, which we respond to with the _____, "Holy, Holy, Holy."
The Eucharistic Prayer includes the words of ____ spoken by Christ at the Last Supper.
Everyone should remain ______ until the hosts are placed back into the tabernacle and the tabernacle is closed.
A sign of respect and honor
Signified penance in the early Church; in the Middle Ages, it came to signify the homage of a vassal to the lord; more recently, it has come to signify adoration
Posture of listening and meditation
Involve our bodies in prayer; most familiar is the Sign of the Cross
striking our breasts
During the Confiteor, the action of ________ at the words "through my own fault" can strengthen my awareness that my sin is my fault.
In the Creed, we are invited to _____ at the words which commemorate the Incarnation.
Exchange of Peace
The gesture by which we express, through our handclasp and the prayerful greeting of peace that accompanies it, that we are at peace, not enmity, with others.
sign of reverence
We are asked to make a _______ before receiving Communion standing.
The bishops of this country have determined that the sign of reverence we will make before Communion is to be a _____, a gesture through which we express our reverence and honor to Christ.