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How Does the Liturgy Shape Our Lives?
Corinna Laughlin and Kristopher W. Seaman

Eucharistic Prayer II proclaims that the Lord is holy and “the fount of all holiness,” a marvellous image of God’s overflowing love, goodness, and truth. God freely pours out holiness on all who seek it. Through our participation in the liturgy, we can grow in that holiness to which the Triune God calls us. We, too, must become fountains of holiness, sharing compassion, goodness, and truth in our daily lives. To paraphrase Saint Augustine, we are to become what we pray. When we come to the celebration of the liturgy with hearts and minds open to God’s will for us, our faith is strengthened, our souls are nourished, and we are transformed, sent forth to serve our neighbour and to grow in unity with one another and with the Lord. In this way, the liturgy shapes our very lives. The rich texts, symbols, music, space, environment, and gestures communicate God’s call to us to become what God intends: His holy people.

 Preparing Your Parish for the Revised Roman Missal: Homilies and Reproducibles for Faith Formation © 2011 Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 3949 South Racine Avenue, Chicago IL 60609; 1-800-933-1800; www.LTP.org. The copyright notice must appear with the text. Published with Ecclesiatical Approval (Canon 823, 1).

Father Buckle is a native of Corner Brook, Newfoundland.  Born on April 4th 1933, he grew up here, going to school at St. Bernard’s Academy.  He was Ordained June 4th, 1961, at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Redeemer and Immaculate Conception by Bishop Michael O’Reilly, and went on to a faithful career.

Mr. Andrew Henry White, on November 16th is to be instituted as a Lector at St. Stephen’s Parish, in Stephenville.  While Mr. White is currently spending an Internship/Pastoral Year at St. Stephen’s, he began attending St. Peter’s Seminary in 2008 to train for the Priesthood of the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador.

 

Music is an integral part of our worship. Through time, the style and language of our sacred music has continually evolved, as each generation of Christians has continually brought their own sense of the beautiful to the music of worship.

Father Joseph A. Gash was born and grew up in Sacred Heart Parish, Curling, Corner Brook. He received his early education at St. Aiden’s School in Curling East, then at Holy Cross School in Curling. He later attended St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto. After Ordination he studied catechetics at Fordham University in New York and Liturgy and Monastic Life at St. John’s University and Abbey in Minnesota.

 

Why was the Roman Missal revised?

Corrina Laughlin and Kristopher W. Seaman

 

As part of the renewal of the liturgy of the Second Vatican Council, the bishops of the Church agreed that liturgical texts could be translated and prayed in the vernacular languages. The liturgical books themselves were also reformed. The result was the 1969 Missal of Paul VI, which reflected the revised liturgy (sometimes called the novus ordo).


What is the Roman Missal?
Corrina Laughlin and Jill Maria Murdy

The Roman Missal is the book that contains the prayers of the Mass.   The English prayers we use at Mass are translated from the Latin originals, some of which date back more than a thousand years. When the first English translations were prepared following the Second Vatican Council, they were based on a principle known as dynamic equivalence: the goal was to capture the spirit of each text, not to translate each word literally.

 

 

Sister Alice Walsh, PBVM

 

Sr. Alice Walsh, PBVM, has recently celebrated her Diamond Jubilee of Profession. Sixty years ago, in 1951, she took her first vows in religious life. She was born in 1928 in Kilbride, St. John’s, but grew up mainly in Grand Falls-Windsor as her father was a station agent for the Newfoundland railway.  Sr. Alice entered religious life in 1948.  Spending time as a postulant and then as a novice at the Motherhouse in St. John’s., Sr. Alice went on to make her first vows and final vows followed three years later.

 

The Diocese is in an enviable position this year, given its opportunities for celebration. In addition to the arrival of Bishop Hundt, and on top of the joys that naturally come with the many feasts of the Holy Catholic Church, many individuals are celebrating significant Jubilees of service.

A great fun-filled learning adventure!

This year’s camp was held from July 31 – August 2 at Killdevil Camp in Lomond which is at the beginning of Gros Morne National Park. 

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