At the Mass… We see the Altar Server bring a large book to the Priest, and holds it open while the Priest reads from the book. The book is referred to as the: Sacramentary – it contains:
Our Catholic Faith
At the Mass… Another book seen and used at every Catholic Mass is the: Lectionary – this book contains the scripture readings for the Mass. The Lector reads the first reading, the responsorial, and the second reading from this book.
At the Mass… During the Procession the Priest, Deacon, and the Altar Servers walk into the church. Typically we see the Deacon holding up a large book. This book is the:
At the Mass… There is one more object used by our Priests after the Consecration and Communion is over. This item is referred to as the: Purificator – a white cloth used to
At the Mass… Ever wonder what the stiff, white square is that is placed over the Chalice?
At the Mass… At Communion the Priest, Deacon, or the Eucharistic Minister brings forth the Body of Christ to the communicants. The object used is referred to as: The Communion Cup – this is
At the Mass… At every Mass we have an Offertory. Often families or couples offer to bring forth the “gifts”, including the wine that will be consecrated at Mass. This week we learn about the:
At the Mass… This week we learn about another beautiful object used by our Priests at every Mass. Have you heard about the: Ciborium (si-BORE-ee-um) – this object is a vessel
At the Mass… This month we began learning the names and uses for the objects found on the altar at the Catholic Mass. Last week we learned about the chalice. This week we learn about the Paten (PAT-en) – it is a saucer-like disk that holds the bread that becomes the Body of Christ.
At the Mass… When we attend Mass, we learn the prayers, we learn the songs, and we know the typical actions of praise and prayer. Have you ever taken time to learn about all the objects used by our Priests at the Consecration?