Mass Vocabulary

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 Liturgy of Word

Lectionary

Book of readings used by Lector and Deacon/Priest

Lector

Lay reader; first and second reading, prayer of the faithful

Kyrie

Lord have mercy/Señor ten piedad – Penitential Act/Acto Penitential

Psalm

Responsorial psalm/song from Old Testament Book of Psalms

Readings

Sunday: First reading, Old Testament; Second reading, Letter

Epistle

Letter from New Testament (Second Reading)

Gospel

Book of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John; read by priest or deacon

Gloria

Glory to God in the Highest/Gloria a Dios en el cielo – Not said during Lent or Advent

Homily

Sermon, based on scripture readings of the day

Profession of Faith (Creed)

I believe in one God/Creo in un solo Dios

Prayer of the Faithful

Responsorial prayer for intentions of the church and congregation

 

 Liturgy of Eucharist

Sacramentary

Book used by priest for Mass prayers; Roman Missal

Offertory

Preparation and presentation of gifts of bread and wine

Sanctus

Holy, Holy, Holy/Santo, Santo, Santo

Benedictus

Blessed is He/Benedito el que viene

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God/Cordero de Dios

Eucharistic Prayer

Long prayer, said by priest at Consecration

Host

Bread; becomes Body of Christ

Wine

Becomes Blood of Christ

Water

A few drops added to wine, and used to wash priest’s hands

Cruet

Hold wine and water before they are added to Chalice

Chalice

Cup of Christ’s Blood; water and wine before Consecration

Ciborium

Vessel of hosts; Christ’s Body after Consecration

Paten

Flat plate, holds priest’s host before and after Consecration

Bells

Rung at consecration

Cross

Always on/before altar

Consecration

Changing bread and wine into Body and Blood of Christ; “This is My Body/This is My Blood”

Transubstantiation

Process of changing bread and wine into Body and Blood of Christ

Sign of Peace

Participants greet each other:  “Peace be with you” or “La paz sea contigo “