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Sorry for being a day late on posting this summary. Yesterday was just busy.

We had a good class session Wednesday evening. The subject was the second half of our examination of the Mass. But first we reviewed some of last week’s material. We covered the Opening Rites and the Liturgy of the Eucharist, focusing on the three readings and the responsorial psalms.

Last week we asked everyone to go home and look up the meaning of the word “psalm.” An extra cookie was promised as a reward to anyone who got it right. Some students did the assignment, and some did not. In the confusion of extracting the answers, I lost track of who had the correct answer and who did not. We gave everyone an extra cookie, which was probably a bad idea. Mrs. R said she knew who had the answers and who did not. I probably should have listened to her.

By the way, “psalm” originally meant a musical piece played by a stringed instrument. We accepted “song” or anything close to that.

We had the students read to themselves the section in the text that covered the Liturgy of the Eucharist and Concluding Rites. We handed out a sheet with four questions on it. They were to answer the questions based on the information they read in the text. Then we discussed.

We finished by discussing the closing blessing, typically something like, “The Mass is ended, go forth and serve the Lord, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” We talked about the idea that the blessing is really a set of marching orders, to take the spirit of the Mass and carry it with us throughout the week. We broke the class into groups of two or three and asked them to brainstorm ways they could serve God and their neighbors during the rest of the day and week.

When we asked the first group what they had come up with, they asked if they could present it as a charade. With most of my past classes, that would have been a non-starter. However, with this class I thought it was worth a shot. In fact, it worked out just great, so much so they all wanted to go around a second or third time.

We finished off with some important announcements, which are in a separate posting. Please take note of these.

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