Do we listen to the Prayers at Mass?

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I am starting to really like the presidential prayers in the 3rd edition of the Roman Missal.  I think there might be many writings on this topic.  Although I was originally among those that maligned the new translation, especially in he presidential prayers, I have come to find deep meaning in them.

The 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time we get:

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Mingling of Water and Wine at Mass – Pet Peeve series #1

Deacons and priests are blessing the water before they put a drop of water into the chalice with the wine during the preparation of the gifts and I don’t like it.  I also can’t find anything in the current rubrics calling forit.

Frequently during my leave, I sat through Mass and wondered, could they have changed that?  What is behind that action that change and went back to my GIRM andwaterintowine mostly found that what has bugged me isn’t in the GIRM it is something that has somehow come into being.  Today’s topic really bugs me.

It is a very simple act.  While pouring a drop of water into the wine they say quietly during preparation of the gifts:

-By the mystery of this water and wine may we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity. Continue reading “Mingling of Water and Wine at Mass – Pet Peeve series #1”