Study the Second Vatican Council document on the Liturgy

What did the Second Vatican Council teach about the Mass and the Liturgy? What can change and cannot change when it comes to Divine Worship? Coming in February for anyone interested in learning more about the Liturgy and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass we will be reading the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium solemnly promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on December 4, 1963 Here is a link to this document: http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19631204_sacrosanctum-concilium_en.html I will be giving a little highlight or commentary in the bulletin each week. Gather and discuss over coffee. If we begin reading this week, it is about 4 or 5 short paragraphs a day. If you would like to join me for coffee and discuss, let’s get together : Friday, February 3rd at St. Andrew - 9am (Introduction and Ch. 1) Saturday, February 11 at St. Mary - 8:30am ( Ch. 2-3) Friday, February 17 at St. Andrew - 9am (Ch. 4-5) Saturday February 25 at St. Mary - 8:30am (Ch. 6-7) (If any form groups and would like to meet in the evening to discuss, let me know) Here is a little excerpt from the introduction: “For the liturgy, "through which the work of our redemption is accomplished," most of all in the divine sacrifice of the Eucharist, is the outstanding means whereby the faithful may express in their lives, and manifest to others, the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the true Church. It is of the essence of the Church that she be both human and divine, visible and yet invisibly equipped, eager to act and yet intent on contemplation, present in this world and yet not at home in it; and she is all these things in such wise that in her the human is directed and subordinated to the divine, the visible likewise to the invisible, action to contemplation, and this present world to that city yet to come, which we seek. While the liturgy daily builds up those who are within into a holy temple of the Lord, into a dwelling place for God in the Spirit, to the mature measure of the fullness of Christ, at the same time it marvelously strengthens their power to preach Christ, and thus shows forth the Church to those who are outside as a sign lifted up among the nations under which the scattered children of God may be gathered together, until there is one sheepfold and one shepherd.”

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