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Wed 19 Apr 2023 @ 23:46

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Ars Celebrandi

Celebrating and Concelebrating Mass


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ISBN-13: 9780814666432
Number of Pages: 168
Published: 15/02/2021
Product description

2022 Catholic Media Association first place award in church professional

Presiding over the liturgy takes more than following instructions. Good presiding is artful presiding. It is knowledgeable and inspirational. It faithfully grasps the church’s heritage and gives it personal expression.   

In Ars Celebrandi, Father Paul Turner offers a guide for priests in preparing for and celebrating the Mass. Building on a liturgy which adheres to the liturgical books, Turner examines styles of presiding and reflects on principles that will help the presider to foster active participation of the faithful.

Author Information

Paul Turner

Paul Turner is pastor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception  in Kansas City, Missouri and director of the Office of Divine Worship for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. He holds a doctorate in sacred theology from Sant’ Anselmo in Rome.He is a former president of the North American Academy of Liturgy and a member of Societas Liturgica and the Catholic Academy of Liturgy. He serves as a facilitator for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy. His publications include One Love: A Pastoral Guide to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony, Inseparable Love: A Commentary on The Order of Celebrating Matrimony in the Catholic Church, Glory in the Cross: Holy Week in the Third Edition of The Roman Missal, Let Us Pray: A Guide to the Rubrics of Sunday Mass, and Whose Mass Is It? Why People Care So Much about the Catholic Liturgy, all published by Liturgical Press. He is also a contributor to Give Us This Day.

Product Reviews

"In Ars Celebrandi, Father Paul Turner reaches deep into the art of celebrating Mass. The Eucharist is the center of a priest's ministry, where he gathers members of his flock. In Ars Celebrandi, Father Turner offers a guide for priests in preparing and celebrating Mass. Artful presiding invokes knowledge, inspiration and grasps the Church's heritage and gives it personal expression. The book examines the styles of presiding and explores principles that will help the presider foster active participation of the faithful." The Priest "In one inspiring volume, Father Turner reviews countless details which impact the art of celebration. Instead of engaging in liturgical debates, the author consistently shows a deep respect for the Order of Mass, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, and the beauty of the liturgical texts. He combines sound theology and liturgical history with logic, reason, humor and a generous helping of pastoral advice. This book should become mandatory reading in every seminary and a thoughtful "examen" every time one prepares to lead God's people in the Church's liturgy." Rita A. Thiron, Executive Director, Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions "In addressing this important task of liturgical presiding, Father Paul Turner offers more than just a "how to do it" guide through the liturgy. Rather, he points to a foundational vision for the Ars Celebrandi-a way of thinking about it-with keen insight into the inner disposition necessary to celebrate the liturgy authentically and well. This foundational understanding then, is woven into a well-grounded hermeneutic of the rites as they are now given to us and undergirds the practical, concrete, and detailed recommendations that follow. This has long been needed and will be an important addition to the library of every liturgical minister." Rev. R. Bruce Cinquegrani, D. Min., Pastor, St. Anne Catholic Church, Memphis, Tennessee "Fr. Paul Turner explores the rubrics of the Mass and its unwritten elements to assist presiders to access, and lead the faithful into, the full richness of the liturgy they celebrate. Written with charity and clarity, Ars Celebrandi will give all who care about the Mass a deepened understanding of the "noble simplicity of the Roman rite." Letitia Thornton, Director, Office of Worship, Diocese of Boise "As a seminary professor who teaches candidates for the priesthood how to celebrate Mass, Father Paul Turner's comprehensive guide is the course textbook I've been searching for, for years! He expertly presents the many theological, spiritual, pastoral, and rubrical considerations which, together, make up the priestly ars celebrandi. Throughout, the importance of celebrating the sacred mysteries with faithfulness, artistic sensitivity, and pastoral care is made with clarity and precision. Seminarians and seasoned presiders alike will benefit greatly from this thoughtful, detailed, and approachable study of the priestly ars celebrandi." Father Matthew Ernest, STD, Director and Professor of Liturgy, Saint Joseph's Seminary (Dunwoodie); Director of the Office of Liturgy, Archdiocese of New York "An important contribution that directly contributes to the preparation, appreciation, and celebration of the Mass by those who are entrusted with this sacramental leadership. It offers the directions that are necessary but also provides the nuances that a good presider learns to appreciate and develop." Catholic Media Association

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Wed 19 Apr 2023 @ 23:46

Great conversation about synodality happening now with Kristin Colberg and Ormond Rush!

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