Divine Worship

The Office of Divine Worship

Do not pay for Mass, redemption is free, pope says

Mass isn't a paid arrangement for salvation but rather the commemoration of Christ's sacrifice of his life, given freely to all, Pope Francis said.
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The future for Gregorian chant appears to be bright

If the past is any indication of what the future may hold for Gregorian chant's place in Catholic life, prospects are good that it may once again become the principal music at Mass.
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Popularity of Gregorian chant has flourished in recent years

Though still not the core music in most American Catholic parishes, Gregorian chant continues to gain popularity among the youth, said Scott Turkington.
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Gregorian chant offers Catholics elevated liturgy tied to early church

Gregorian chant was standard in the Mass in the 1950s, but fell out of favor after the Second Vatican Council, when the traditional Latin Mass was changed to the dominant language of each country.
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Ready or not, here comes God’s grace

In the case of First Reconciliation, we just need to do the very best we can to prepare our children and trust that God will take care of the rest.
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Advent begins with Mercy

Giving time, talents and resources via spiritual and corporal works of mercy offers a way for Catholics to serve while preparing for the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord.
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Catholic liturgies avoid Christmas decorations, carols in Advent

Father Rice said it's important for Catholics to engage in spiritual preparation for Christmas even in the middle of all the other preparations.
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