Guided Missal 6: Offertory
The Liturgy of the Word is followed by the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the second of the two major components of the Roman Mass. The latter has been traditionally divided into three parts: the Offertory, the Consecration, and the Communion. The extent of their significance to the Mass, and the extent of changes in the English translation, are such that we will treat them separately here as well.
Although this part of the Mass is popularly referred to as “The Preparation of the Gifts,” it is still known in the official books by its traditional name as the “Offertory,” as we shall see in the quotation below.
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