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Msgr Michael de Verteuil, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission continues a series of articles looking at some areas of our Eucharistic celebration.

“Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that full, conscious, active participation in liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy” (14, Constitution on Sacred Liturgy, Second Vatican Council).

The idea of full, conscious, active participation was a big change from the idea of liturgical celebration which had existed for centuries before in which the people of God attended rather than participated in Mass.

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