Sunday, November 27, 2011

Advent in 2 Minutes and Why the New Roman Missal Changes?

Today is the first day of Advent in the Catholic Church's liturgical calendar and there are other Christian churches who also celebrate Advent, or the 4 week preparation to prepare our heart and soul for the celebration of our Savior's birth. Below is a short 2 minute clip I found on You Tube about Advent.

To read about some Advent traditions I am doing in our home, you can go to this post HERE. My Advent post also links up to other Catholic Mom bloggers who share their Advent traditions as well.

Not only is today the first Sunday of Advent, but today was the first Sunday that the 3rd Edition Roman Missal changes were implemented at Mass.  Below is a video by a priest who is explaining why these changes were made which I hope you find as interesting and informative as I did.   

Today when our church congregation celebrated Mass, we were given a guide to follow with all the changes.  My children also used the Roman Missal Mass Booklet that Lacy at Catholic Icing posted and I blogged about HERE.  I also hope to use the Color Me Catholic New Roman Missal Edition by Arma Dei with my children to become more familiar with the response changes.

I hope everyone has a blessed Advent and with all the hustle and bustle of this season, I hope we can all remember the reason for this holy season!

God bless!



Unknown said...

Thanks for posting both of those videos, they were very informative! I particularly like the Advent video and the part that says "if you're sick of Christmas by Dec 25th, you haven't done it right!" so true.

Hope you have a wonderful start to your Advent season!

noreen said...

I agree with Jen! This video show the difference between preparing for Advent and preparing for Christmas. It will reveal where our hearts are at!

Laurie said...

I'll take a look at those videos. I was surprised that even with the book in front of us we still struggled to not give the responses that we have known for so long!

Laurie said...

Love the advent video!! Shared it with family and friends. :)

The changes are certainly making me more mindful of what I'm saying rather than just reciting everything without much thought... I do look forward though, to no longer feeling like I need a "script."

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