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Focus on the Liturgy

Focus on the Liturgy

Fourth Wednesday Monthly: 8 – 9 a.m.
WNDZ 750 AM

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.

The Season of Easter and the Third Edition of the Roman Missal

Sunday, April 24, 2011
On Wednesday of the Octave of Easter, co-hosts Danielle Knott and Todd Williamson spend the first half of the show breaking open some of the symbols and rites of the Easter Celebrations! During the second half, they continue reading through and discussing the English translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal. In today's broadcast they finish the Eucharistic Prayer.

The Season of Lent and the Third Edition of the Roman Missal

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
In this broadcast of Focus on the Liturgy, we spend the first half of the show looking at the great, joyful season of Lent! In particular, we speak about the role and the importance of the Elect in our parish communities. For the second half of the show, we resume exploring and breaking open the English translation of the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal. Today, we look at the Eucharistic Prayer from the Preface Dialogue to the Memorial Acclamation.

The Third Edition of the Roman Missal: The Liturgy of the Eucharist

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
In this show, we continue to unpack the texts of the English translation of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal, consentrating on the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Guest Mary Fox, from Liturgy Training Publications, talks about an upcoming resource - a Study Edition of the Roman Missal.

The Season of Christmas and the Third Edition of the Roman Missal

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
In the last days before the Church celebrates the Nativity of the Lord, "Focus on the Liturgy" spends the first half of the show looking at the season of Christmas, exploring the theology and spirituality of the season. In the second half of the show, we continue to explore the texts of the English translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal. This month, we finish the Liturgy of the Word and then begin to explore the Liturgy of the Eucharist, with attention to the acclamations and responses.

The Season of Advent and the Third Edition of the Roman Missal

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The Day before Thanksgiving, "Focus on the Liturgy" uses the first half of the show to unpack the season of Advent. We look at the themes of Advent, the Scriptures that are proclaimed and the symbols of this first season of a brand new Liturgical Year. In the second half of the show, we continue the discussion on the English Translation of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal, scheduled to implemented on November 27, 2011. This month we begin exploring the Liturgy of the Word and take an in-depth look at the Nicene Creed.

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 (www.usccb.org/romanmissal). 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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