Finding the Plug

Understanding Liturgical Prayer

“Finding the Plug” is written by Fr. Nikola Derpich, L.C., S.Th.D., who was ordained to the priesthood in 2006. Fr. Nikola was a contributor to Sacerdos Magazine and now writes the blogs A Roman Catholic Experience and Today’s Liturgy. He currently lives in Rome, Italy, where he teaches theology at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University.

The focus of “Finding the Plug” is to help readers to draw spiritual fruit from the Eucharistic celebration. By “finding the plug,” the hope is that they’ll establish a vital connection in Mass that helps them put their heart and mind into liturgical prayer in order to capitalize on all the graces the liturgy seeks to communicate. This will be accomplished in each post through a spiritual reflection on each prayer found in the Ordinary of the Mass: the prayers we say either daily or every Sunday in the celebration of the Eucharist, prayers that we've recited together in the Eucharist for centuries and contain a richness that has stood the test of time and blessed the lives of so many believers. Our hope is that “Finding the Plug” helps readers achieve “a greater awareness of the mystery being celebrated and its relationship to daily life” (Sacramentum Caritatis, 52).

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PREFACE I OF HOLY MARTYRS

Preface I of Holy Martyrs For more information on prefaces in general, seeThe Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface is used for commemorating the saints... Read More

PREFACE II OF THE SAINTS

Preface II of Saints For more information on the Preface in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface is used for All Saints, Masses for... Read More

PREFACE I OF SAINTS

Preface I of Saints For more information on prefaces in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface is used for All Saints, Masses for Patron... Read More

PREFACE II OF THE APOSTLES

Preface II of the Apostles For more information on the Preface in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface is used in Masses for Apostles... Read More

Preface I of the Apostles

Preface I of the Apostles For more information on the Preface in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface it used on feast days celebrating... Read More

Preface II of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Preface II of the Blessed Virgin Mary For more information on the Preface in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface reminds us in Mary’s... Read More

Preface I of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Preface I of the Blessed Virgin Mary For more information on the Preface in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface is the first option... Read More

Preface II of the Most Holy Eucharist

Preface II of the Most Holy Eucharist For more information on the Preface in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface is used for the... Read More

Preface I of the Most Holy Eucharist

Preface I of the Most Holy Eucharist For more information on the Preface in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface is used for the... Read More

Preface VIII of the Sundays in Ordinary Time

Preface VIII of the Sundays in Ordinary Time For more information on the Preface in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) It’s not by chance... Read More

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