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The Mass in Slow Motion: Sobriety at the Sign of Peace

February 18, 2010 75 Comments

The Sign of Peace is ironically a matter over which there is significant dispute in the Church. Some love it just the way it is. Others hate and want it dropped. Still others like it but want it moved to a different part of the liturgy where it is fits better, perhaps at the beginning, […]

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The Mass in Slow Motion: The (Remarkable) Preface Dialogue

January 5, 2010 12 Comments

A short dialogue happens in the Mass just after the prayer over the gifts and the before the singing of the Sanctus. It is called the “preface dialogue” and it is really quite remarkable in its sweeping vision and heavenly call. Part of the reason we miss it’s significance is that the translation of the […]

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The Mass in Slow Motion: The Priest Washes His Hands

August 14, 2009 2 Comments

Washing of the hands.- Didn’t Father wash his hands before Mass? What’ she doing that NOW for? Maybe he sneezed or something! Or maybe he accidentally touched something that was dirty? Well, in modern times we place a great deal of emphasis on cleanliness. We have bacteria in mind and consider washings necessary to preserve […]

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The Mass in Slow Motion – The Incensation of the Gifts

August 1, 2009 2 Comments

The Incensation of the gifts and altar. Holy Smoke! Here we go again. Out comes the incense. Actually, most Sundays in most parish you won’t see this. Incense as we have discussed before is used only on more solemn occasions in most parishes. There is no norm restricting it only to more solemn occasions but […]

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The Mass in Slow motion: The Preparation of the Altar

June 28, 2009 3 Comments

And now we come to the heart of the matter. As important and precious as the Word of God is, it all points here: the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The Word became Flesh and dwelt among us, and now the Word we have heard, Jesus Christ will become the Flesh and blood we receive. . […]

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The Mass in Slow Motion – The Prayer of the Faithful

June 17, 2009 3 Comments

We’ve got to pray! Where would the world be today if the Church wasn’t praying? I don’t know if we’d be here to talk about it. I have always suspected that we have been saved from nuclear annihilation due to the fact that some of the Cloistered Sisters have been praying for us. Our prayers […]

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The Mass in Slow Motion – The Creed

June 10, 2009 0 Comments

If an outsider knowing nothing of Catholics were to walk in during the creed. He might think we are pretty smart. After All we say some pretty sophisticated stuff: Begotten not made, one in being with the Father and so on… We can sound pretty smart. But truthbe told there is often a lot of […]

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The Mass in Slow Motion – The Homily

June 2, 2009 5 Comments

The Homily – So now comes the part of the Mass that is often the most loved and the most hated moment. Preaching consistently well can prove to be a challenge for priests (and deacons) who often live very busy lives and are called to preach all week long at weekday masses, funerals and weddings, […]

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