This book follows the movement of the Mass - assembly, word, Eucharist and mission - exploring the biblical sources of the Eucharist. Editors: V. Boland OP and T. McCarthy OP
Rema Devereaux's book reminds us that night time is an opportunity to take stock of the day: to celebrate the best, to learn from the worst, to surrender everything to God before going to bed.
John Littleton's book provides readers with an overview of the Gospel of Matthew, (Sundays, Year A) It would be useful for priests preparing a homily for the Sunday Mass.
233 pp. Veritas Publications. To purchase this book online, go to www.veritas.ie
THE BOOKThis is a comprehensive collection of ready-to-go Liturgies of the Word for every Sunday of Cycle A, as well as the major feast days. Whether setting [...]
112 pp. Veritas Publications. to purchase this book online, go to www.veritas.ie
CONTENTSSetting the Scene: The Real Nature of Things To Bethlehem: Caesar and his Census ‘We have come to worship’: The Visit of the Wise Men Disturbing the Tyrant: The Anger of King Herod Good News of Great Joy: The [...]
Pope Benedict’s concern for a genuine reform of the liturgy was the theme of an international liturgical conference held at the Sheraton Fota Island Golf Resort and Spa last week-end. The report is by Patrick Duffy.
A new edition of the Roman Missal with a new translation is being prepared at present. It is expected thaqt the work will be completed towards the end of next year. A new translation means that many of the current texts are changed and therefore new music settings are required.
ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF ADVENT
Vincent Ryan OSB
When the feast of the nativity of the Lord was introduced to Rome in the early years of the fourth century, it was celebrated as a simple memorial and was not preceded by a period of preparation. It was not until about the [...]
“Bis orat qui bene cantat” (“Who sings well prays twice”) is the proverb with which the General Instruction of the Roman Missal introduces its section on “The Importance of Singing at Mass”. The choir, as well as sing its own parts, should fosters the active participation of the people in [...]
Thomas O’Loughlin’s book is aimed at those who regularly read the word of God during the liturgy. It explains in simple terms why we use certain readings, and why the readings come up when they do – in the belief that a deeper appreciation of the scriptures can be gained [...]
Antonin Dvorák died on 1 May 1904. One of the few practising Catholics among the great composers, he left us some of the world’s most beautiful melodies, writes Bro Paul SVD.
The recent Synod on the Word of God (October 2008) highlighted ways of more effective proclaiming the Word of God in today’s world and Have it inspire the lives of Christians. In anticipation of this, the Cloyne Commission for Liturgical Formation last year produced two beautiful companion booklets, of which [...]
Advent means ‘coming’. “The advent of the motor car”, means when cars first came to the streets. During advent we look forward to the coming of Jesus. At the end of Advent, on Christmas Day, we celebrate the feast of the coming of Jesus – the birth of the baby [...]