Preparing Parish Liturgies: A Guide to Resources

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Liturgical Press, 2004 - Religion - 267 pages
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Preparing Parish Liturgies provides historical background, brief synopses, and outlines of the Church's major liturgical books and documents summarized in one convenient volume. Through easy to understand language and sound liturgical principles, Preparing Parish Liturgies provides practical tools for preparing parish liturgies that are faithful to the Church's rich tradition and sensitive to the pastoral needs of their assemblies. The outlines, charts, and preparation sheets enable the reader to prepare a liturgy with ease and with confidence and to facilitate communication among presiders, liturgists, musicians, and assemblies.

Rita Thiron is the associate director of the Office of Worship in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She also serves as the executive secretary of the Diocesan Worship Commission, is a member of the Committee for Liturgical Design, a member of the Christian Initiation Steering Committee, and a popular workshop presenter in the diocese and region.

 

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Contents

Ten Basic Principles of Liturgical Preparation
3
A Brief Word about Parish Worship Commissions
12
The Liturgical Books
18
Votive Masses
37
For Further Reading
48
Liturgy of the Hours
84
Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest USA
95
The Canonical Weight or Level of Authority of a Document
103
Music in Catholic Worship 1972
155
Pastoral Message
160
Table of Liturgical Days According to Their Order of Precedence
166
For Further Reading
178
Liturgy and the Church Building
210
For Further Reading
216
Preparing to Prepare
224
Eucharistic Liturgy
230

A Pastoral Resource
109
Masses for Various Needs and Occasions
116
Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion
118
Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
128
NCCB November 151990
135
Ecclesia de Eucharistia April 17 2003
142
Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons
149
Order of Christian Funerals
241
The Sacred Triduum
247
Rite of Confirmation within Mass
254
Index
265
Masses for the Dead
266
Copyright

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Page 5 - In the restoration and promotion of the sacred liturgy, this full and active participation by all the people is the aim to be considered before all else: for it is the primary and indispensable source from which the faithful are to derive the true Christian spirit...
Page 4 - He is present in His word, since it is He Himself who speaks when the holy Scriptures are read in the church.
Page 10 - The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.
Page 2 - The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the fountain from which all her power flows.
Page 11 - In addition to expressing texts, music can also unveil a dimension of meaning and feeling, a communication of ideas and intuitions which words alone cannot yield. This dimension is integral to human personality and to growth in faith. It cannot be ignored if the signs of worship are to speak to the whole person" ("Music in Catholic Worship,

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Rita Ann Thiron is the associate director of the Office of Worship in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She also serves as the executive secretary of the Diocesan Worship Commission, is a member of the Committee for Liturgical Design, a member of the Christian Initiation Steering Committee, and a popular workshop presenter in the diocese and region.

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