Category: Liturgy

“Let no one come here, who with his lips can say, ‘We lift up our hearts to our Lord’, but in his mind employs his thoughts on worldly business.  God indeed should be in our memory at all times, but if this is impossible because of human infirmity, at least in this hour this should be our earnest endeavour.” –St. Cyril of Jerusalem (c.315 – 387)

Last week we heard from professor and author, Timothy O’Malley of Notre Dame.  He shared from his book, Bored Again Catholic, and those words really spoke to not only Megan and Becky but also to their listeners.  On this week’s episode, Megan and Becky again Lead the Conversation.  We take some insights and comments from listeners and dig in deeper with more Scripture, early church fathers, and Saints.  We are so blessed with a beautiful and rich and full Tradition.  Being bored at Mass (or prayer or other  spiritual discipline) is an invitattion to walk in faith knowing that Jesus is meeting all of us on that alter. Every day, every Mass, regardless of how we feel and whether or not we think we deserve His love, Mercy and or the gift of the Grace of the Eucharist, Jesus is there.

Show Notes:

I want to believe. I want to give everything to the Lord. But I want new signs and wonders. I want what is hidden to be revealed.” Tim O’Malley chats with Megan in an inspiring and thought provoking conversation where we are all invited to use boredom as an invitation to go deeper into relationship with Christ. Author of Bored Again Catholic – How the Mass Could Save Your Life, Tim O’Malley gives some great nuggets for us to all chew on in regards to the Sacred Liturgy and our Domestic Churches.

Our Guest:

Timothy O’Malley, Ph.D., specializes in a historical-theological approach to liturgical studies.   He has specific interests in liturgical homiletics (with an emphasis on Augustinian thought), the biblical and liturgical foundations of Christian doctrine, theological aesthetics, and the role of liturgical renewal in the ressourcement movement.  As director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, he engages in scholarship that seeks to retrieve biblical, catechetical, and liturgical insights that facilitates a renewal of the Church’s liturgical imagination.  He is also founding editor of the Institute for Church Life’s journal, Church Life:  A Journal for the New Evangelization.

Show Notes:

Opening the Word Our Sunday Visitor Article by Timothy O’Malley

Make sure you grab Tim’s book, Bored Again Catholic today! You can also find a copy at Amazon

Call to Action – 

Can we head to Mass with the intention of turning our love to the Lord.  And instead of thinking, “What can I get from Mass today?” move towards, “How can I better love Jesus today?”

And don’t be afraid to sit closer to the front so that the kids can tune in to what is happening on the altar.  Also giving teens more opportunity in their formation and discernment of their vocation.

Scripture – 

“Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.” – Luke 24:35

Saint Quote – 

“This is the sacrifice of Christians: we, being many, are one body in Christ. And, as the faithful know, this also is the sacrifice which the Church continually celebrates in the sacrament of the altar, in which she teaches that she herself is offered in the offering she makes to God.” – St. Augustine of Hippo, City of God

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