We Gather, We Pray, We Go Forth - Session 1

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Part 1 of a series on the liturgy: We Gather, We Pray, We Go Forth given at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches, TX.

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  • We Gather, We Pray, We Go Forth - Session 1

    1. 1. We Gather, We Pray, We Go Forth Deepening our Understanding of the Liturgy Session 1: We Gather
    2. 2. What’s on the Agenda?
    3. 3. What’s on the Agenda? Session 1: We Gather In this session we will focus on the Gathering & Introductory Rites and the Liturgy of the Word and discuss how they are important to our liturgy and in our lives.
    4. 4. What’s on the Agenda? Session 1: We Gather In this session we will focus on the Gathering & Introductory Rites and the Liturgy of the Word and discuss how they are important to our liturgy and in our lives. Session 2: We PrayIn this session we will focus on theEucharistic Prayer and discuss how it is the climax of the liturgy and how it is important in our lives.
    5. 5. What’s on the Agenda? Session 1: We Gather In this session we will focus on the Gathering & Introductory Rites and the Liturgy of the Word and discuss how they are important to our liturgy and in our lives. Session 2: Session 3: We Pray We Go ForthIn this session we will focus on the In this session we will focus on theEucharistic Prayer and discuss how concluding rite and discuss the it is the climax of the liturgy and important challenge for us as a how it is important in our lives. Christian community.
    6. 6. What is Liturgy?
    7. 7. What is Liturgy?Leitorgia - “Work of the people.”
    8. 8. What is Liturgy?Leitorgia - “Work of the people.”“The Liturgy is the source and summit towardwhich the activity of the Church is directed; atthe same time it is the fount from which all theChurch’s power flows” (SC, no.10)
    9. 9. What is Liturgy?Leitorgia - “Work of the people.”“The Liturgy is the source and summit towardwhich the activity of the Church is directed; atthe same time it is the fount from which all theChurch’s power flows” (SC, no.10)The primary prayer of the Church. (SC, no.13)
    10. 10. Modern Day Liturgy:
    11. 11. Modern Day Liturgy: Vatican II
    12. 12. Modern Day Liturgy: Vatican II Sacrosanctum Concilium (Constitution on Sacred Liturgy)
    13. 13. Modern Day Liturgy: Vatican II Sacrosanctum Concilium (Constitution on Sacred Liturgy) Principals of Reform
    14. 14. The Principles ofSacrosanctum Concilium
    15. 15. The Principles of Sacrosanctum ConciliumChrist is present in the liturgy
    16. 16. The Principles of Sacrosanctum ConciliumChrist is present in the liturgyThe earthly liturgy is a foretaste of the heavenlyliturgy
    17. 17. The Principles of Sacrosanctum ConciliumChrist is present in the liturgyThe earthly liturgy is a foretaste of the heavenlyliturgyThe liturgy is the source and summit of theChurch’s activity
    18. 18. The Principles of Sacrosanctum ConciliumChrist is present in the liturgyThe earthly liturgy is a foretaste of the heavenlyliturgyThe liturgy is the source and summit of theChurch’s activityParticipation in the Liturgy is the highest aim
    19. 19. The Principles ofSacrosanctum Concilium
    20. 20. The Principles of Sacrosanctum ConciliumAny revisions must be based on soundtheological, historical, and pastoralinvestigations.
    21. 21. The Principles of Sacrosanctum ConciliumAny revisions must be based on soundtheological, historical, and pastoralinvestigations.Scripture -- Key element in Liturgy
    22. 22. The Principles of Sacrosanctum ConciliumAny revisions must be based on soundtheological, historical, and pastoralinvestigations.Scripture -- Key element in LiturgyCatechesis needed on the Liturgy
    23. 23. The Principles of Sacrosanctum ConciliumAny revisions must be based on soundtheological, historical, and pastoralinvestigations.Scripture -- Key element in LiturgyCatechesis needed on the LiturgyUse of Vernacular
    24. 24. The Principles of Sacrosanctum ConciliumAny revisions must be based on soundtheological, historical, and pastoralinvestigations.Scripture -- Key element in LiturgyCatechesis needed on the LiturgyUse of VernacularCultural adaptations may be allowed
    25. 25. First Principle:Presence of Christ in the Liturgy
    26. 26. First Principle:Presence of Christ in the Liturgy “Christ is always present in his Church, especially in its liturgical celebrations.” (SC 7) Priest Eucharistic Elements The Sacraments Scripture The people/congregation
    27. 27. Third Principle:The Source and Summit
    28. 28. Third Principle: The Source and SummitThe liturgy is the summit toward which theactivity of the Church is directed; at the sametime it is the font from which all the Church’spower flows. (SC 10)
    29. 29. Third Principle: The Source and SummitThe liturgy is the summit toward which theactivity of the Church is directed; at the sametime it is the font from which all the Church’spower flows. (SC 10)The Source: Origin, cause, bud, germ, egg,rudiment, genesis, beginning, birth, startingpoint, entrance, mainspring, groundwork,foundation, well, reservoir, reason..... The liturgyis the source of the Church’s power.
    30. 30. Third Principle:The Source and Summit
    31. 31. Third Principle: The Source and SummitThe Summit: highest point, apex, top, zenith,pinnacle, culmination, utmost, maximum,climax, peak, crest, paramount, unsurpassed
    32. 32. Third Principle: The Source and SummitThe Summit: highest point, apex, top, zenith,pinnacle, culmination, utmost, maximum,climax, peak, crest, paramount, unsurpassedThe liturgy is the summit toward which thework of the Church is directed.
    33. 33. Third Principle:The Source and Summit
    34. 34. Third Principle: The Source and SummitWhy is liturgy the source and summit? Because the liturgy is the “most effective way possible” for achieving human sanctification and God’s glorification, and these are “the end to which all the Church’s other activities are directed.” (SC 10)
    35. 35. Fourth Principle:Participation is the Highest Aim
    36. 36. Fourth Principle:Participation is the Highest Aim“The Church earnestly desires that all thefaithful be led to that full, conscious, and activeparticipation in liturgical celebrations called forby the very nature of the liturgy.” (SC, no.14)
    37. 37. Fourth Principle:Participation is the Highest Aim“The Church earnestly desires that all thefaithful be led to that full, conscious, and activeparticipation in liturgical celebrations called forby the very nature of the liturgy.” (SC, no.14)
    38. 38. Fourth Principle:Participation is the Highest Aim“The Church earnestly desires that all thefaithful be led to that full, conscious, and activeparticipation in liturgical celebrations called forby the very nature of the liturgy.” (SC, no.14)“The aim to be considered above all else” (SC, no.14)
    39. 39. We GatherThe Communal Nature of The Liturgy
    40. 40. We Gather The Communal Nature of The Liturgy99% of the pronouns that the Church uses inour liturgy to name who we are and our needfor God are in the plural: ‘we’, ‘our’, and ‘us’.
    41. 41. We Gather The Communal Nature of The Liturgy99% of the pronouns that the Church uses inour liturgy to name who we are and our needfor God are in the plural: ‘we’, ‘our’, and ‘us’.Essentially, all liturgy is about the enactment ofthe paschal Mystery in and among thecommunity that is the Church. God invites andwe respond.
    42. 42. We GatherWhat We Bring to the Liturgy
    43. 43. We Gather What We Bring to the LiturgyWe bring to the liturgy the circumstances ofour human lives -- both the joys and successesand the challenges, defeats and even tragedies.
    44. 44. We Gather What We Bring to the LiturgyWe bring to the liturgy the circumstances ofour human lives -- both the joys and successesand the challenges, defeats and even tragedies.We bring to the liturgy the entire life of theChurch: the different missions, projects, anduniversal intentions that need our intercession.
    45. 45. We GatherHow do we prepare ourselves for Liturgy?
    46. 46. We GatherHow do we prepare ourselves for Liturgy?The Gathering Rite actually begins in thehome.
    47. 47. We GatherHow do we prepare ourselves for Liturgy?The Gathering Rite actually begins in thehome.Liturgy calls for changes in our lives andattitudes in life. We gather at God’s initiative,we enact the sacred mysteries at his initiative,and are sent forth by him from the gatheredassembly to continue our mission in the world.
    48. 48. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy?
    49. 49. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy?The Opening Hymn/Procession
    50. 50. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy?The Opening Hymn/ProcessionThe Sign of the Cross and Greeting
    51. 51. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy?The Opening Hymn/ProcessionThe Sign of the Cross and GreetingThe Penitential Rite
    52. 52. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy?The Opening Hymn/ProcessionThe Sign of the Cross and GreetingThe Penitential RiteKyrie
    53. 53. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy?The Opening Hymn/ProcessionThe Sign of the Cross and GreetingThe Penitential RiteKyrieGloria
    54. 54. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy?The Opening Hymn/ProcessionThe Sign of the Cross and GreetingThe Penitential RiteKyrieGloriaOpening Prayer (Collect)
    55. 55. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy?
    56. 56. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy?The Opening Hymn/Procession
    57. 57. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy?The Opening Hymn/Procession Brings us together as a community through the universal language of music.
    58. 58. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy?The Opening Hymn/Procession Brings us together as a community through the universal language of music. Communal voices lifting songs of praise.
    59. 59. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy?
    60. 60. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy?The Sign of the Cross & Greeting Reminder that we were baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
    61. 61. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy? The Sign of the Cross & Greeting Reminder that we were baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Current Translation:Priest: The Lord be with you.People: And also with you.
    62. 62. Gathering & Introductory Rites Its Function in the Liturgy? The Sign of the Cross & Greeting Reminder that we were baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Current Translation:Priest: The Lord be with you.People: And also with you. New Translation: Priest: The Lord be with you. People: And with your spirit.
    63. 63. Why the Change?More direct translation of Latin “Et CumSpiritu tuo”Biblical allusions Galatians 6:18 2 Timothy 4:22Deeper theological understanding of the Spiritof Christ present among the people in theEucharist.
    64. 64. Penitential Rite / Kyrie Its Function in the Liturgy?
    65. 65. Penitential Rite / Kyrie Its Function in the Liturgy?Recalling our faults and sins, in preparation for the unityof the Eucharist, is an ancient tradition in the Church. Werecall our common need for salvation and Gods mercifulcompassion.
    66. 66. Penitential Rite / Kyrie Its Function in the Liturgy?Recalling our faults and sins, in preparation for the unityof the Eucharist, is an ancient tradition in the Church. Werecall our common need for salvation and Gods mercifulcompassion.The Kyrie is the triple invocation which concludes ourpenitential rite is one of the oldest known prayers of theMass. In Greek, the Churchs first official language, "Lord,have mercy" is "Kyrie eleison" - and even throughout allthe centuries when Latin became the Churchs language,the "Kyrie" was prayed in Greek, as a sign of our unitywith the past.
    67. 67. New Translation Update:
    68. 68. New Translation Update: Current Translation: New Translation: I confess to almighty God and to I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that Iyou, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned In my have sinned through my own thoughts and in my words, in fault, in my thoughts and in my what I have done and what I have words, in what I have done, and failed to do, through my fault,what I have failed to do; And I ask through my fault, through my blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the most grievous fault; therefore I ask angels and saints, and you my blessed Mary, ever virgin, all thebrothers and sisters to pray for me Angels and Saints, and you my to the Lord, our God. brothers and sisters to pray for me to the Lord, our God.
    69. 69. Why the Change?“I have greatly sinned” Biblical allusion to 1 Chronicles 21:8 when the prophet Nathan confronts David.“Through my fault…” More direct translation of the Latin. Biblical allusion to Luke 18 when Jesus tells the story of the tax collector and the Pharisee.
    70. 70. The GloriaIts Function in the Liturgy?
    71. 71. The Gloria Its Function in the Liturgy?This joyful prayer - The Gloria - is really a song ofpraise, a "canticle". The earliest Christians copiedthe Jewish practice of singing canticles based onScripture during their liturgy.
    72. 72. The Gloria Its Function in the Liturgy?This joyful prayer - The Gloria - is really a song ofpraise, a "canticle". The earliest Christians copiedthe Jewish practice of singing canticles based onScripture during their liturgy.In this tradition, early Christian Communitiescreated their own songs of praise. The Gloria - inthe very same words we use today - is found inChristian prayerbooks as early as the year 380! Atfirst, it was sung only on special feasts, but later itwas included in every Sunday celebration.
    73. 73. New Translation Update:
    74. 74. New Translation Update: Current Translation: New Translation: Glory to God in the highest, and Glory to God in the highest, and onpeace to his people on earth. Lord earth peace to his people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, weGod, heavenly King, almighty God glorify you, we give you thanks for and Father, we worship you, we your great glory. Lord God, heavenlygive you thanks, we praise you for King, O God, almighty father. your glory. Lord Jesus Christ,only Begotten Son, Lord Jesus Christ,only Son of the Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of Father,you take away the sins of the God,you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you take world: have mercy on us;you are away the sins of the world, receive seated at the right hand of the our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father; have mercy on us.Father: receive our prayer. For you For you alone are the Holy One, youalone are the Holy One, you alone alone are the Lord, you alone are the are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God theHoly Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen. Father. Amen.
    75. 75. Why the Change?More direct translation of the Latin.Build in intensity present in the original Latin that ischaracteristic of scripture and the tradition of prayer.Dynamic equivalence collapsed much of the prayer in the 1973versionBiblical Allusions “people of goodwill…” – Luke 2:14 “you take away the sins…” –John 1:29More emphasis on the theological concept of “OnlyBegotten” (Latin: Unigenitus)
    76. 76. Liturgy of the WordIts Function in the Liturgy?
    77. 77. Liturgy of the Word Its Function in the Liturgy?The Word challenges us to evaluate our livesbefore God and invite God to act among us innew ways. The Christian faith is so often aboutparadoxes (death giving way to life, sufferingleading to glory); the challenge is to welcomethese paradoxes into our lives and to celebratethem. (Dies Domini, no. 41)
    78. 78. Next Week...Session 2: We Pray...Understanding prayer and the liturgy bylooking at the Creed, Prayers of the Faithful, andthe Eucharistic prayer.

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