Father Bryan P. Babick, SL.L., is the vicar for Divine Worship and the Sacraments for the Diocese of Charleston and the parochial vicar of Christ Our King Church in Mount Pleasant. He was ordained for the Diocese of Charleston in 2007.
After the distribution of Holy Communion and a suitable time for quiet prayer and reflection, all stand at the priest’s invitation to “Let us pray.” This prayer is called the “Prayer after Communion” and its […]
Just before the assembly comes forward to receive Holy Communion, a very bold statement is made about whom we are receiving and under what form. The priest elevates the Host and chalice and declares, “Behold […]
Now that the Easter season has begun, it is particularly appropriate to reflect on the prayers after the Our Father in the Mass. The first of these has traditionally been called the “Libera nos,” for […]
A particularly important change to the words used in the new translation of the Mass comes just before the Our Father. The priest says, “At the Savior’s command, and formed by divine teaching, we dare […]
After the transformation of the wine into the Blood of Jesus, the priest then says, “The Mystery of Faith.” This phrase comes from St. Paul’s exhortation to the Bishop Timothy (1 Tm 3:9). The context […]