And then there's this...
Need I say more?
See the problem?
Yup, that's right! The printers left out a whole page in between! So all, oh geez, I don't know, 40 some priests that were singing to this were all belting it out, then went to turn the page and were mumbling the rest because they forgot the words to it, and it wasn't in the handout! I think that is great! The "pange lingua" is seminary 101, every priest knows it. But after years of being a priest and not necessarily using it that often they forget. Ahh... Good times. =)
I won't comment on the Mass itself. (Hey! We got him in there didn't we?!)
Paul’s life became tireless, proclaiming and living out the message of Christ: "Christians die baptismally to sin and are buried with Christ; they are dead to all that is sinful and unredeemed in the world. They are made into a new creation, already sharing Christ’s victory and someday to rise from the dead like him. Through this risen Christ the Father pours out the Spirit on them, making them completely new. " (American Catholic)
So Paul’s great message to the world was: You are saved entirely by God, not by anything you can do. Saving faith is the gift of free, personal and loving commitment to Christ.
I stumbled upon a few that talked about the reasons against receiving the Eucharist in the hand (I believe they were podcasts 53 and 70-something, for any of you who wish to listen). Fr. started out by explaining how the Sacred Host or Sacred Vessels are not to touch anything that isn't consecrated. The reason for this is quite simple, if we believe what the church calls us to, then who are we as lay men and women to touch, and grasp Jesus Christ in our hands? Not to mention, how extremely dirty our hands are. Some are thinking, "well, our tongue isn't consecrated either, so it doesn't matter." But this has an explanation too! (I love being Catholic) In the old rite, at a child's' baptism, the priest would exorcise salt, and put it on the infant's tongue, thus consecrating the communicant's tongue.
Not only this, but also the fact that receiving in the hand is impractical. People don't take reverence in what they are receiving, when they see the physical actions of walking up the aisle, and putting their hands out like they are entitled to receive something. Some communicants even go an extent of putting out only one hand, or don't pay attention, and fumble around with the Host, almost (and in some cases) dropping it. There has also been an increase in the Host being stolen, to be sold, or desecrated, since receiving in the hands was allowed. I'm not blaming the desecration entirely on receiving in the hands, but it is a major contributor to that act. Instead of people being physically oriented (educated or not--- which is the faithful's responsibility, whether it be privately, or contacting your priest) to receive our Lord, and having the priest put Him where He needs to be, and not have the chance of something sacrilegious occurring, we put ourselves in a position for spiritual failure.
One point from a server's observation is that in using the paten, it is hard to catch or prevent dropping the Host, when people are fiddling around with their hands. Part of this is due to the faithful's orientation when receiving. If one were kneeling, and receiving on the tongue, then there would be NO question as to where the Host was going, and prevent the Host from being dropped as often. But I digress...
"Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley, of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus; O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ."
"The heavens He has renewed, for that fools worshipped all the luminaries: He has renewed the earth, for that in Adam it was wasted. That which He fashioned has become new by His spittle: and the All-Sufficing has restored bodies with souls."