September 30, 2011
Yesterday evening's Parish Liturgy Retreat kicked off with a successful gathering. Session one of the three-part event delivered an overview of the Liturgy and took a look back at the history of the Roman Missal and why we are moving to the new 3rd edition starting this Advent.
More than 100 people listened to detailed presentations, took part in some singing, tried thier best at "Catholic trivia" and practiced the new "And with your spirit" response. Did we mention lots cookies and refreshments? Wow! What a wonderful night. Thank you to everyone who attended. We look forward to seeing guests again for part two next Thursday.
Session one of Parish Liturgy Retreat
Didn't make it yesterday? That's okay. Come on over for the final two sessions continuing next week!
Session 2: Liturgy of the Word - Thursday, October 6 at 7 p.m. in Parish Hall
The second part of the Parish Liturgy Retreat will dive into the words of the new translation as we cover the Nicene Creed, Gloria and Penitential Act. There will also be a special guest appearance by the choir ensemble, Singing Servants, as they perform the Gloria and how we will hear it beginning November 27. Plus, we will be giving away more prizes during another activity (hint: it's not trivia this time).
Not sure what to think of the new translations? Have questions about it all? That's okay! The entire programming of the Parish Liturgy Retreat is to help everyone be ready to use the new Missal together. Even if you miss a session, we will do our best to address all questions. So come on out and join us for another night as we learn more about the beautiful liturgy of our faith!
Reminder: Don't forget to pray the take-home prayer from last night. Prayer is a major part of all retreats, so keep praying for during this retreat until the final session on Thursday, October 13.
Read more about the new Mass translations
Take home Prayer from session one:
Leader: God, our Father, you created us in your great image and likeness. For the times our words and actions have fallen short of that dignity, Have mercy on us, O Lord.
All: For we have sinned against you.
Leader: Show us, O Lord, your mercy.
All: And grant us your salvation.
Leader: Lord, help us to reflect your love, forgiveness, and mercy to all we meet.
(Adapted from the Penitential Act – Form B)