Mass: An Invitation to Enjoy It

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The Mass: An Invitation to Enjoy It is a warm and gentle explanation of the Catholic Mass, presented in easy-to-understand language filled with helpful examples. Individual chapters consider the structure of the Mass, the liturgical seasons, the Scripture readings, the symbols and signs, the presence of Christ, the movement, prayer and singing, the building of the community of faith, and the sending forth of that community to carry out its mission to the world. Each chapter ends with questions for reflection or ...
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Overview

The Mass: An Invitation to Enjoy It is a warm and gentle explanation of the Catholic Mass, presented in easy-to-understand language filled with helpful examples. Individual chapters consider the structure of the Mass, the liturgical seasons, the Scripture readings, the symbols and signs, the presence of Christ, the movement, prayer and singing, the building of the community of faith, and the sending forth of that community to carry out its mission to the world. Each chapter ends with questions for reflection or discussion. This book is for the inquirer coming to Catholicism for the first time, the non-Catholic spouse in a mixed-faith marriage, the lifelong Catholic whose last instruction on the Mass was many years ago, the college or high school student seeking an appreciation of the liturgy, or the wellread adult Catholic seeking even more knowledge of this ritual that forms the core of Catholic faith life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879462536
  • Publisher: ACTA Publications
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5
Why the Mass?
You're Invited to a Party
Ever Changeless, Ever New
The Promise of Transformation
And So We Begin
The Framework and the Setting 11
Act I The Gathering Rite
Act II The Liturgy of the Word
Act III The Liturgy of the Eucharist
Act IV The Dismissal Rite
Marking Time 27
A Time to Get Ready
A Child Is Born
Isn't That Special?
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust
Short, but Oh, So Sweet!
Alleluia!
The Lazy Days of Summer?
Telling a Great Story 39
Tell Me What Happened
What's a Church to Do?
Day by Day
Feeding on the Scriptures
Smells and Bells 49
So What Is a Symbol?
But It Doesn't Do Anything
Words Are Inadequate
So Where Is Christ, Anyway? 59
The Gathered Assembly
The Ministers
The Word
The Consecrated Elements
Mix and Blend
Moving, Praying and Singing 69
Will You Please Sit Down?
Stand on Your Own Two Feet
We Kneel before Thee
Raise Your Hands, Please
Dance of the Heart
Rise Up Singing
Community Counts 79
Where Would I Be without You?
Come Sit at My Table
An Arm or a Leg?
Where Did You Go?
Sometimes Our Instruments Are Out of Tune
Prepare to Celebrate
Sacramental Action
Get Outta Here 89
The Meaning Is in the Living
At Least That's Over
A Dangerous Prayer
The Door Never Closes
The Conversion Continues
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