catholic mass and etiquette
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For Catholics, ________ is a vital part of weekly, if not daily life
Scripture and Tradition
use as a reason why we do what we do at each point of Mass
begins with a fundamental respect for the importance and sanctity of the Mass so we enter quietly and reverently.
should guide your behavior at any religious service
clothing, posture, and participation
Your choice of __________ should all reflect an attitude of dignity and attentiveness.
the presence of God and those already in prayer
Enter Church silently reflecting reverence respecting:
Found at the entrance to each Catholic Church; Receptacle filled with blessed water; A carry-over from ancient purification rites
The ritual drop of holy water
reminds us that we need to wash away secular things as we enter God's house and reminds us of our baptismal promises
Dipping the tips of the fingers into the water and touching them to our ___________, we repeat the gesture that first marked us as Christians, the Sign of the Cross
sign of the cross
This sign confesses faith in both the Holy Trinity and the Redemption
all the way to the floor
Before entering the pew, we pause while facing the tabernacle and bend the right knee __________, then rise up again
Lain meaning of "on bended knee"
Shows a sign of respect for the presence of Jesus in the tabernacle
a posture of both penance and adoration
kneel and pray silently
When first entering the pew, we ____________
Designated person welcomes everyone and announces the entrance hymn; The Mass participants process to the altar
during the entrance procession, we _______ and join in the singing; a sign of respect that is given those we honor
The priest opens the Mass with the words, "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." We make the Sign of the Cross and respond, "Amen,"
Peace be with you (Luke 24:36) respond - And also with you
means "so be it"
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
liturgy of the word
during this, we hear the Word of God proclaimed and explained
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
the focal point of the entire of the Mass - the celebration of the Eucharist; It is modeled after the Last Supper, 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
a. Blessings come from Jewish Blessing Over Bread and Wine
b. Mystery of Divinity and Humanity
*Mystical Part of the Rite
c. Incensing of the altar
The priest begins with the preface of the Eucharistic prayer which is a short prayer of praise and thanksgiving, which we respond to with the Sanctus, "Holy, Holy, Holy." Then the priest recites the Eucharistic Prayer.
includes the words of consecration spoken by Christ at the Last Supper.
the Lord's prayer
The Our Father; taught by Jesus
sign of peace
The signs of an apostle were performed among you with all endurance, signs and wonders, and mighty deeds.
distribution of communion
Everyone should remain kneeling until the hosts are placed back into the tabernacle and the tabernacle is closed.
who may receive communion
Should not be conscious of a grave sin
Fasting for at least one hour
how the sacrament is recieved
Either in the hand or on the tongue
Must consume the Host the moment of reception
The priest offers a short prayer and a blessing. After the closing hymn, we GENUFLECT as we leave the pew
a posture of listening and meditation
sign of the cross
most familiar gesture
in the creed , we _____ at the words which commemorate the Incarnation
exchange of peace
the Our Father is followed by the __________, express we are at peace and not enimity, with others
postures and gestures
a symbol of unity of those who have come together to worship and a means of fostering that unity