Youghal Catholic Parish

You are the prized instruments of God.’

(The Word of the Lord)

 

Caesarius of Arles, 5th Centrury -

Brothers and sisters, here is a question for you:

Which to you seems greater, the Word of God or the Body of Christ?

 

What do you think of this statement?

 

If you want to give the right answer, you will reply that God’s word is not less than Christ’s body. Therefore, just as we take care when we receive the Body of Christ that no part falls to the ground, so we should likewise ensure that the word of God, which is given to us, is not lost to our souls because we are speaking or thinking about something different.

 

One who listens negligently to God’s word is just as guilty as one who, through carelessness, allows Christ’s body to fall to the ground.

 

Information on the Liturgy is available on the Cloyne Liturgy Website

                   

 

Please click on the appropriate link below to view or download your rota:

 

 

Our Lady of Lourdes— 6.30pm Saturday Vigil & 10am Sunday

 

Our Lady of Lourdes— Weekdays

 

Holy Family

 

St. Mary’s (Parish Church)

 

St. Mary’s (Parish Church) 10am Saturdays

 

 

St. Ita’s Church Gortroe

 

 

Lectors’ Guidelines

 

Text Box: Preparation

 

Scripture reflection, plus oral practice at home or in any other suitable place.

At the church, having arrived on time, visit the sacristy and let the celebrant know

that you are Proclaiming the Word.

Check the Lectionary to make sure it is opened on the right place and the Prayer of the Faithful text.

Always read from the Lectionary, never from a leaflet, booklet or pastoral publication.

Check to make sure the microphone is turned on.

If possible join the Entrance Procession.

When possible process in with the Book of the Gospel and place it on the Altar when reaching the Sanctuary.

Opening Prayer – Amen

Got to the Ambo without leaflets, having bowed to the Altar with the other Lector.

Do not genuflect.

At the Ambo, prepare for any overleaf text.

Wait until everyone is settled before beginning.

 

Text Box: First Reading

 

Pronounce the introduction, (A reading from ….) and only that.

Do not read text in italics under this .

Take a Breath before starting the reading.

Proclaim the Word. Note emphasis, inflections, phrasing and pace.

Take a breath.

Pronounce with strength the conclusion to the reading –The Word of the Lord – wait for the response.

If applicable, go to the side to make way for the Psalmist or cantor.

Silence  - - Count to 10 

 

Text Box: Responsorial Psalm

Ideally this is sung.

If not, and it can only be recited, announce the refrain, and only that.

The members of the assembly repeat the refrain. Do not say it with them.

Deliver the first verse.

Look at the assembly for their response – do not say ‘response’.

Deliver the next verse and repeat the formula.

After the final verse and the final response of the assembly go to the side if there is a second lector.

Silence – count to 10

The second lector goes to the Ambo

 

Text Box: Second Reading

If there is no other lector, then after 10 seconds following the Psalm,

Pronounce the introduction, (A reading from ….) and only that.

Do not read text in italics under the this.

Take a Breath before starting the reading.

Proclaim the Word. Note emphasis, inflections, phrasing and pace.

Take a breath.

Pronounce with strength the conclusion to the reading –The Word of the Lord – wait for the response.

If there is Gospel procession with the Book of the Gospels,

take the Lectionary and put it in the appointed place.

If applicable, go to the side to make way for the Psalmist or cantor.

Silence  - - Count to 10 

 

Text Box: Gospel Acclamation

If possible Sing the Gospel Acclamation, or join the choir in singing it.

Do not say the Alleluia or verse.

If the Alleluia is sung then the verse may be sung or left out but not said.

Move away from the Ambo and bow to the Altar on the way back to the seat.

Gospel / Homily / Profession of Faith

 

Text Box: Prayer of the Faithful

Check with the celebrant before Mass about the prayer.

Begin to make your way to the Altar towards the end of the Profession of Faith.

As the celebrant goes to the Chair to begin the Prayer, take your place at the Ambo.

Announce the intention. Count to 10 before saying ‘Lord hear us’ or the like.

While the Celebrant concludes the Prayer  the assembly affirm with their Amen, return to your seat outside the sanctuary.

 

 

 

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