Focus on the Liturgy

Focus on the Liturgy

Fourth Wednesday Monthly: 8 – 9 a.m.

Focus on the Liturgy brings the mission of developing and deepening the liturgical life of Archdiocese parishes and institutions to the airwaves. The program is co-hosted by Todd Williamson, director of the Office for Divine Worship, and Timothy Johnston, editor and liturgy training consultant at Liturgy Training Publications.

Autumn Ordinary Time and the Third Edition of the Roman Missal

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
This edition of "Focus on the Liturgy" continues the discussion on the English translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal. This month we finish exploring the Introductory Rites by looking at the revised English translation of The Gloria and by looking at the role of the Opening Prayer. Also, in the first part of the show, we speak a bit about where we are in the Liturgical Calendar, looking at Autumn Ordinary Time, the Solemnity of All Saints and the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls).

The Revised English Translation of the Order of Mass, Part I

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
In August of this year, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) received from the Holy See the approved English texts of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal. The Order of Mass (the parts of the Mass that do not change from day to day) were posted on the USCCB website ( Beginning with the show aired on September 22, 2010, Focus On The Liturgy will explore the revised English translation of the Order of Mass, breaking open the texts and examining the theology and spirituality behind the texts that we pray each week. This first edition focuses on the Introductory Rites.
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