For almost fifty years, Catholic parishes have prayed the Mass in English. After years of planning and preparation, a new edition of "The Roman Missal" will change many of the familiar words of the prayers of the Mass.
While change is never easy, it does provide an opportunity. Now is the time to revisit the meaning of the Mass, to understand it more deeply, and to reflect on what within it remains eternal. Developed by a parish to serve their community and the broader church, "Lord, Teach Us to Pray" provides a framework for valuable, communal reflection not only on the changes but on the meaning and purpose of the Mass.
Written and filmed by lay and ordained Catholic parish leaders who understand the challenge and opportunity of the moment, "Lord, Teach Us to Pray" will help smooth the transition to the revised prayer texts of "The Roman Missal, Third Edition." In 25 brief segments, "Lord, Teach Us to Pray" introduces and explains the changes of "The Roman Missal, Third Edition" by focusing on the meaning of each part of the Mass. Thoughtful discussion questions in an enclosed booklet enhance and deepen the viewing experience. This clear, easy-to-understand, and simple-to-implement approach helps people reflect on the significance of the Mass for the community as a whole and on what the eucharistic liturgy means to them personally.
"Lord, Teach Us To Pray" provides a simple way to share sound theological information with individuals or gathered groups such as councils and committees, choirs and lectors, catechists and adult faith sharing groups, and more.
"Lord, Teach Us to Pray" offers 25 segments of approximately three minutes each: Entrance Chant Sign of the Cross Greeting Penitential Act Gloria Collect First and Second Readings Psalm and Gospel Acclamation Gospel and Homily Creed Prayer of the Faithful Presentation and Preparation of the Gift sprayer over the Offerings Eucharistic Prayer, Part One: Preface Dialogue, Preface, and Preface Acclamation Eucharistic Prayer, Part Two: Institution Narrative Eucharistic Prayer, Part Three: Memorial Acclamation Eucharistic Prayer, Part Four: Epiclesis, Offering, and Intercessions Eucharistic Prayer, Part Five: Concluding Doxology Lords Prayer Sign of Peace Lamb of God Invitation to Communion Communion Final Blessing Dismissal