Roman Catholic Resources

The Divine Office
The Liturgy of the Hours

The Divine Office, Your Guide to Daily Catholic Prayer

 

“From ancient times the Church has had the custom of celebrating each day the liturgy of the hours. In this way the Church fulfills the Lord’s precept to pray without ceasing, at once offering its praise to God the Father and interceding for the salvation of the world.”  – Office of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship.

 

The Liturgy of the Hours is the prayer of the whole People of God. In it, Christ himself “continues his priestly work through his Church.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Fundamental Guide to Christian Truths

 

As summarized by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Catechism of the Catholic Church gives us the essential and fundamental content of Catholic faith and morals in a complete and summary way. It is a point of reference for national and diocesan catechisms.

 

The Catechism is also a positive, objective and declarative exposition of Catholic doctrine. It is intended to assist those who have the duty to catechize, namely promoters and teachers of catechesis.

The Catholic Encyclopedia
The Catholic Encyclopedia

A Comprehensive Learning Tool for Catholics

 

The Catholic Encyclopedia, as its name implies, gives to its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine. The Catholic Encyclopedia also is a comprehensive resource on what the Church teaches and has taught; what the Church has done and is still doing for the highest welfare of humanity; the Church's methods, past and present; the Church's struggles, triumphs, and the achievements of Catholics worldwide. The Catholic Encyclopedia serves to brroaden and deepen our understanding and appreciation of not only faith, but also science, literature, and art.

Cantus Missae
Cantus Missae for the Latin Chant Mass

Your Guide for Participating in the Latin Chant Mass at the Cathedral

 

Download and Print Your Own Cantus Missae so you can actively participate in singing the Latin Chants that will be used for the Latin Chant Mass at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, each Sunday at the 10 a.m. Mass. This Cantus Missae is a PDF file. The music of the Roman Catholic Mass can be separated into two categories: propers (the parts that change) and the ordinary (the parts that don't change). The proper music includes the Introit, Gradual, Tract or Alleluia, and Communion Verse. The text of these usually comes from the Scriptures, and are particular for each Mass. The ordinary music includes the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Pater Noster, and Agnus Dei.

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