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HOLY COMMUNION

Originally posted on Blogger Priest:
The priest takes Holy Communion and then it is extended to others. We are instructed to be in a state of grace for the sacrament.? We are to fast from food and beverage for one hour before Communion.? This does not include water…

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

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As he did with the Collect, the celebrant introduces the Prayer After Communion.? He says, “Let us pray.”? Any silence and opportunity here for prayer is very brief.? It may be enough to say “Thank you, Jesus” but not much more. The priest…

FINAL BLESSING & DISMISSAL

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Announcements can be made, especially on Sundays.? Then comes the final greeting, “The Lord be with you” and the people respond, “And with your spirit.”? Given that the Eucharist is the Risen Christ, the old maxim takes on a heightened significance, “You are…

LITURGY OF THE WORD

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Readings, Responsorial, Gospel Verse & Gospel Many Protestant services end where Catholic Masses begin.? There are hymns, bible readings, Gospel proclamation, preaching and petitions for the faith community and the world.? If there is a communion service it may not be weekly and…

The Good Shepherd

Originally posted on SacredHymns:
I met the Good Shepherd but now on the plain, As homeward he carried his lost one again: I marvell’d how gently his burden he bore, And as he pass’d by me I knelt to adore. Oh, Shepherd, Good Shepherd, thy wounds they are…

Thou Eternal King Most High

Originally posted on SacredHymns:
O Thou eternal King most high! Who didst the world redeem; And conqu’ring death and hell, receive A dignity supreme. O Thou thro’ starry orbs, this day Didst to Thy throne ascend; Thenceforth to reign in sov’reign pow’r And glory without end. Glory to…