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Mystical Body, Mystical Voice DVD and Formation Program  
Authors: Christopher Carstens and Douglas Martis


Mystical Body, Mystical Voice DVD and Formation Program provides actual video of the Mystical Body, Mystical Voice workshop, arranged in short segments ideal for use in a parish setting. This program not only explains the changes to the words we will say at Mass, it also seizes the opportunity of the new missal as a valuable vehicle for liturgical catechesis and deeper understanding of the liturgy.  To that end, the Mystical Body, Mystical Voice DVD and Formation Program can be used not only with parish leadership but with the assembly as they look to explore the riches of the liturgy and understand the changes to the Roman Missal.


DVD and CD Rom contain
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    - PowerPoint presentation of the formation program                  
    - Session planner's guide
    - Approximately 5 hours of video
    - 5 session plans for facilitators 
    - Bulletin inserts
    - Event planner's guide
    - Conference planning resources

 

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Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass 
Authors: Christopher Carstens and Douglas Martis

Mystical Body, Mystical Voice is intended to assist pastors; associate pastors, deacons; directors of liturgy; music; religious education programs; and parish and diocesan leaders in their catechesis about the Mass in light of the third edition of The Roman Missal. This accessible book explores:
    
•    The sacramental nature of the liturgy,
•    The symbolic use of words in the liturgy,
•    A brief history of translation of the missal,
•    An examination of the texts of the Mass,
•    A section on liturgical catechesis,
•    Features discussion questions to help parish leaders and all readers deepen their understanding of the Mass.

 

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Understanding the Revised Mass Texts, Second Edition    
Author: Paul Turner


This booklet provides a brief yet deep explanation of how and why the prayers and responses of the Mass are changing.  It will help you understand these new words so that you will be able to participate at Mass when the translation is ready to use. Because changes have been made to the Order of Mass since its recognitio in 2008, a second edition of Understanding the Revised Mass Texts is now available. 
   
Inside you will learn:

The new words we will soon say at Mass;

The importance and meaning of the words we hear say at Mass;

The rationale and process for translating the prayers of the Mass from Latin into English;

The significance of the translation in relation to the parts of the Mass;

How deeply the Mass is rooted in scripture.

 

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Understanding the Revised Mass Texts Leaders Edition, Second Edition  
Author: Paul Turner

 

Prepare for these changes with Understanding the Revised Mass Texts Leader's Edition. Because changes have been made to the Order of Mass since its recognitio in 2008, a second edition of Understanding the Revised Mass Texts Leader's Edition is now available.  The second edition of this Leader's Edition is the companion to the booklet, Understanding the Revised Mass Texts, written by Paul Turner with additional material by Kathy Coffey. The booklet is reprinted in this Leader's Edition with page specific catechetical notes for adult faith formation session leaders.

 

Inside you will find:

  • A pastoral introduction;
  • Outlines for eight adult faith-formation sessions;
  • An image of the corresponding page from the Understanding the Revised Mass Texts booklet with marginal notes explaining each page;
  • Annotations for matching up the leader’s edition with the pamphlets;
  • Arrows and highlighted texts emphasizing important concepts;
  • Charts comparing the current and forthcoming translations;
  • Engaging questions for discussion during sessions;
  • Take home reflections;
  • A notes section for you to write down thoughts and idea.

 

It will assist you in:

  • Training parish staff to answer questions about how and why the revisions were made;
  • Preparing presentations and homilies explaining how the translation is rooted in scripture;
  • Creating faith formation sessions that prepare parishioners for the responses they will soon say.

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