Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Last Gospel, brought back to Life

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

Concerning the Holy Father's July 7, 2007 Motu Proprio, from the USCCB site that provided commentary in a Q & A form:

5. What other major differences characterize the extraordinary and ordinary forms of the Missale Romanum?

Extraordinary Form (1962)

---Begins with prayers at the foot of the altar prayed privately by priest and server

---Begins with a greeting and communal penitential rite

---One Eucharistic Prayer: the Roman Canon

---Faithful usually receive Holy Communion only under one kind

---Last Gospel and Prayers to Saint Michael the Archangel included in closing rites

---Preserves prayers and rites of 1570 with some changes

---Only clerics or “altar boys” perform liturgical ministry

The Last Gospel is the final thought of Mass, the Prologue of the Gospel of John (John 1:1-14)

It is the LIGHT that we are all called to share with the world and a constant reminder of MISSION that flows from MASS.


The dawn of a new day, the light
that vanquishes the darkness

I only wish that we might all pray it together as an ending prayer to the Novus Ordo Mass so that we might have a rekindled fire burning in our hearts to take out into the world.

"In the beginning was the Word....The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world...the glory as of the Father's only Son, full of grace and truth."

Come Lord Jesus!!!

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio, SOLT

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

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and see what I have been compelled to work on since 2004.



I will attempt to answer any and all inquiries.


* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for: Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas; St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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