In the second of a seven-part series of reflections and videos on the Catholic liturgy from our partner Catholic News Service, discover how in the liturgy’s opening moments we get ready for all that follows, and how we can better appreciate our encounter with Christ in the Liturgy of the Word.
The introductory rites: Call to communion and community
The entrance, the greeting, the penitential act, the Gloria, the Kyrie and the collect (opening prayer) set the tone for listening to the word of God and celebrating the Eucharist.
With a thankful heart: The Liturgy of the Word
The readings from Scripture that we hear at every Mass help us to know to Word of God — Christ himself — which is why we respond, Thanks be to God.” See three tips to be more receptive to the Word.
See part one of the series here, and watch videos related to part two, below:
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