Watch this video and more on FORMED

Watch this video and more on FORMED

Start your free trial

Already subscribed? Sign in

Up Next in Opening Up the Treasures of the Mass

  • Bows in the Mass

    The liturgy is comprised not only of words and music, it also includes gestures. These, too, are sacramental signs because they show in a visible way the hidden devotion of our hearts. A bow signifies reverence or honor to persons or the symbols that represent these persons.

  • The Book of the Gospels

    The Church teaches that the proclamation of the Gospel is the high point of the Liturgy of the Word, the first part of Mass. The Gospel is so significant that the Church has a special book that contains just those words. The Book of Gospels, the repository for the Word of Christ, is another symbo...

  • The Word of the Lord

    If you want to say the word, "word" in Latin, there are two choices. You can say "scriptum" or you can say "verbum." There is a very important distinction between the two words and the Church is very specific about the way she uses them in the text of the Mass.