Roman Catholic Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The Roman Catholic Sunday liturgy, the Mass, or more properly, the Eucharist, is composed of two primary parts: the Liturgy of the Word, which is concerned primarily with the reading of Scripture, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist, which is centered on the prayer of thanksgiving and Communion. In addition to these two primary parts, there are several introductory rites, a dismissal rite, and transitional rites between the two primary sections. In outline, the Mass includes:

Introductory Rites



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