I get tend to repeat myself. That is true in real life, and it's true on this blog. At least on the blog, I could go back to look and see if I had already said some of this stuff before, but I'm way too lazy for that. The alternative will be that if you've already read something that sounds very similar, just stop reading! Perfect solution.
Today in Mass, we began an overview of what some of the new wording will be starting in Advent, as well as some glimpses into why we will be doing some of those things. As Father went through the steps of the Mass, it reminded me of one of the RCIA classes that we had. All of these little discussions about why we do what we do at the Mass. Therefore, I decided to do a quick run through on the blog. Some of this I know I've said before (I don't even have to check), but I'll say it again anyway.
This will not be an in depth look at the Mass. I just want to briefly go through some of the things we say and do. I will not cover all of it, and what I do cover, I will not cover completely. I'm writing this for myself, because I want to be more aware and intentional about what I'm doing at Mass. For most of the Catholics reading this, you know it already, but feel free to jump in with anything else you have to add! This is also for anyone reading that's not Catholic that may be curious, especially if you've been to a Mass and wondered what on earth was going on, or for a newer Catholic that hasn't grown up with this, or for those cradle Catholics, who, like me, have forgotten some of it.
It will be in several parts that I will link here as I get them published.
Liturgy of the Word, Part 1
Liturgy of the Word, Part 2
Liturgy of the Word, Part 3