Liturgy

Church Prepares to Enter Lent: Questions About the Season

Lent is the penitential season of approximately 40 days set aside by the Church in order for the faithful to prepare for the celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. During this holy season, inextricably connected to the Paschal Mystery, the Catechumens prepare for Christian initiation, and current Church members prepare for Easter by a recalling of Baptism and …

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Pope Affirms that Mass is More Than a Mere ‘Representation’

Vatican City, Feb 10, 2014 / 10:45 am (CNA/EWTN News) by Elise Harris –  In his daily homily, Pope Francis reflected on the meaning of the Liturgy, highlighting how it is a real participation in Jesus’ presence, and encouraged all to enter more fully into the mystery of the Mass. “When we celebrate the Mass, we don’t accomplish a representation of …

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Sacred Music for Hispanic Choirs Focus of April Workshop

The Diocesan Liturgical Commission is offering a two day workshop on Liturgical Music for Hispanic Choirs on April 17-18 at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Tyler. The Friday evening session is designated for choir leaders, while the Saturday session is open to all choir members. Jaime Cortez will lead the workshop. The cost is $15 per person. For more …

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Bishop Issues Liturgical Instruction on Sign of Peace at Mass

Bishop Joseph Strickland has issued a liturgical instruction to the clergy and lay faithful of the Diocese of Tyler designed to foster a better understanding of the ritual “Sign of Peace” offered during Holy Mass and to ensure that this rite is carried out in a reverent manner. The instruction comes after discussions by the Diocesan Liturgical Commission in response to the …

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Advent Penance Services Scheduled for Many Parishes

‘Besides this you know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed” (Rm 13:11). For us Catholics, the new Liturgical Year commences with the first Sunday of Advent. In this new liturgical year, the Church not only wishes to indicate …

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Liturgical Conference Audio Presentations Now Available

Audio from selected presentations at the 2014 Diocese of Tyler Liturgical conference is now available on the diocesan web site and via the Diocese of Tyler iTunes Podcast feed. The presentations can be heard below on this page, or listeners may subscribe to “Diocese of Tyler” in the Podcast App on iPhones. Additional presentations will be made available in October. The …

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Bishop Highlights ‘Joy’ at First Liturgical Conference

Calling the Eucharistic liturgy the “pearl of great price” and the treasure from which our joy as Christians flows, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland opened the Diocese of Tyler’s first liturgical conference on Saturday at Bishop Gorman Schools in Tyler. Over 500 people attended the all-day event which was also held in Spanish at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Tyler. Participants included clergy, liturgical …

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Liturgical Conference Set for Sept. 20 in Tyler

The Diocese of Tyler will host its first-ever Diocesan Liturgical Conference on September 20. The English-speaking portion of the conference will take place on the campus of Bishop Gorman Regional Catholic Schools, while the Spanish portion will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Tyler. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.dioceseoftyler.org/pages.php?id=32

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