Got this ditty in my e-mail from Resource Publications:
The eucharistic liturgy has four main parts:
The GATHERING RITE which ritually forms us into a worshipping assembly of believers.
I've seen "Introductory Rites", but for cripes sakes there is NO SUCH THING as a "gathering rite". What the sam hell kind of idiotic innovation is that? Sheesh!
The LITURGY OF THE WORD, also called the TABLE OF THE WORD to show its relative importance of the liturgy of the Eucharist. We are fed at both, but in different ways.
"Table of the Word?" HUH????? Yes, the Word is important. Yes, we feed on the Word, but the climax of ANY "Eucharistic Liturgy" (how about "Holy Sacrifice of the Mass") is the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST which begins with the preparation of the gifts and continues through the communion rite.
Well, she got this part right anyways. But there is a lot more to it than that. See my above comment.
The DISMISSAL RITE, which sends us forth to bring our experience of Christ to the world.
True. I'll give her credit for this one. But those first two... "Gathering Rite"? "Table of the Word"? Officer, we have a live one here!