Parish Resources

Just as many people have benefited from shared reflection on the Sunday Scripture readings, so too do people benefit from a shared reflection upon the prayers of the Sunday liturgy, because the prayers offer the Church’s response to the Scripture proclaimed. This process of shared reflection has been adapted from the format of “holy reading”, known by its Latin name lectio divina, but it may be adapted by well established faith sharing groups according to their practice.

These materials are prepared by Dom Daniel McCarthy, a regular contributor to The Tablet. He is a monk of St Benedict’s Abbey, Atchison, Kansas. The resources are provided in electronic form free of charge to people intending to conduct such a process of shared reflection. For more information and to receive the resources, please contact Eileen Grant, RCIA/Adult Catechist in the Diocese of Aberdeen: eclareg@btinternet.com

More information available

at: http://web.mac.com/danielmccarthyosb/DREI/Parish.html

Appreciating Parish Liturgy

The Sunday prayers are among the best contributions of the new translation of the Roman Missal. To help people reflect on these prayers, a process of Parish Appreciating the Liturgy has been prepared and is available free of charge to those who wish to hold shared...

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Introduction for Liturgical Ministers

Introduction for Liturgical Ministers

FOR ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN A MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS What’s this I hear about a new Missal? It’s not a new Missal, but a new translation of the Missal we have now. Why do we need a new translation? Because the first one was done in a bit of a...

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DVD Become One Body One Spirit in Christ

DVD Become One Body One Spirit in Christ

This DVD media resource has been prepared to accompany the implementation of the new translation. The DVD features liturgical scholars and pastoral ministers explaining the changes that are present in the new translation and offering the opportunity for us to reflect...

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General Instruction of the Roman Missal

General Instruction of the Roman Missal

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal will of course be published at the beginning of the new missal. The General Instruction is of course a foundational text for anyone wishing to understand the missal itself. It is available for download...

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Bulletin Inserts for the New Missal

Bulletin Inserts for the New Missal

Inserts for Parish Bulletins Bulletin Insert 1 The New Translation - what New Translation? Did you know that the translation of the Mass which we currently use is going to change? The texts we have now have been in use since 1970 and in September we will gradually...

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The Ministry of Reader

The Ministry of Reader

FOR ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE MINISTRY OF READER 1. What change will I notice most? At the end of every reading, instead of saying “This is the word of the Lord” (or, for deacons and priests, “This is the Gospel of the Lord”, you will be asked to say simply “The word...

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The Ministry of Deacon

The Ministry of Deacon

FOR ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE MINISTRY OF DEACON 1. Will I have to change anything I do? You will need to know the same changes to sung and spoken responses and prayers as everyone else, and in particular the new texts that you will be asked to say instead of those...

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FOR ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE MINISTRY OF DISTRIBUTING HOLY COMMUNION 1. Will I have to change anything I do? Only the same changes to sung and spoken responses and prayers as everyone else, so make sure you know what they are. However, if you take Communion to the...

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Parish Resources

Parish Resources

This section of the website contains a variety of resources to help parishes and parish ministers understand the new translation and their role in the celebration of the Church's liturgy. Please consult the menu to the left of this page. Material is provided for...

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The Ministry of Welcome

The Ministry of Welcome

FOR ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE MINISTRY OF WELCOMING 1. Will I have to change anything I do? Only the same changes to sung and spoken responses and prayers as everyone else, so make sure you know what they are. You may well be asked to give out new materials to help...

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The Ministry of Sacristan

The Ministry of Sacristan

FOR ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE MINISTRY OF SACRISTAN and THE MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT 1. Will I have to change anything I do? You will need to know the same changes to sung and spoken responses and prayers as everyone else. Sacristans will also need to become used...

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