Let Us Pray: A Guide to the Rubrics of Sunday Mass available in Paperback
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Those who use Mass guides and liturgical books as they participate in the liturgy find on almost every page directives on how the liturgy is to be ministered by the priest, deacon, and other ministers and how the assembly is to participate. These rubrics traditionally are printed in red so as to contrast with the liturgical texts.
Let Us Pray gives helpful explanations for the principal rubrics for a typical Sunday Mass. Paul Turner reflects on the place of ritual within the context of Catholic piety and then explores the regulations governing the furnishings, vestments, and ministers of the Mass. He walks us through the entire Mass from the entrance procession to the dismissal. Amply documented, Let Us Pray allows the reader to understand the regulations. It is cross-referenced to answer most questions about the Sunday ritual.
If you are wondering about rubrics concerning the sanctuary furniture, the candles and flowers, the blessing and sprinkling of water, proclaiming the readings, the preparation of the gifts, Let Us Pray has the answers.
Father Paul Turner, S.T.D., is pastor of Saint Munchin Parish in Cameron, Missouri, and its mission Saint Aloysius in Maysville. He is also the author of Ages of Initiation published by Liturgical Press.
About the Author
Paul Turner is pastor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City, Missouri and director of the Office of Divine Worship for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. He holds a doctorate in sacred theology from Sant’ Anselmo in Rome.He is a former president of the North American Academy of Liturgy and a member of Societas Liturgica and the Catholic Academy of Liturgy. He serves as a facilitator for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy. His publications include One Love: A Pastoral Guide to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony, Inseparable Love: A Commentary on The Order of Celebrating Matrimony in the Catholic Church, Glory in the Cross: Holy Week in the Third Edition of The Roman Missal, Let Us Pray: A Guide to the Rubrics of Sunday Mass, and Whose Mass Is It? Why People Care So Much about the Catholic Liturgy, all published by Liturgical Press. He is also a contributor to Give Us This Day.