Thoughts in Solitude - Thomas Merton

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.” † † †
THOMAS MERTON
-Thoughts in Solitude
© Abbey of Gethsemani
"Your way of acting should be different from the world's way"...Rule of St. Benedict.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Liturgy Class Notes March 29, 2008



Liturgy - work of the people - a form and arrangement of public worship laid down by a church or religion

  • ready to give of ourselves - guide the people -

  • our role is serving deacon and priest, singing in choir

  • when in sacramental role, make sure people can hear, proclamation skills

Penitential Rite - Form C - recognize that God loves them -

Common items -

    • responses the same; Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy
    • subject - Jesus Christ - Christological statements - crucial
    • positive statements in nature - majesty of Christ, his work in our midst
    • "Lord have mercy" reflection of positive statement -
    • No- to saints, Father, Holy Spirit -
    • Go to the action of Christ - not our action

Examine self-constructed penitential rites



1 comment:

Frank said...

Thanks Bob,

This site, these schedules and these notes are very valuable!

Frank D