The Liturgy Guys

A Catholic podcast that tells you everything you wanted to know about the Mass and more!

The Liturgy Guys review Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church, published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.z

Season Seven is all about National Eucharistic Revival.

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The Pew Survey revealed that only one third of Catholics believed in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. But is that what the results actually reveal? Was the infamous Pew Survey asking the right questions?

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The Liturgy Guys are jumping on board the National Eucharistic Revival. What is the Eucharist all about? Why is it a thanksgiving? Why is it a sacrifice? Why is a rite? Why it an offering? Why is it a mystery? This season, Denis McNamara, Christopher Carstens, and Jesse Weiler tackle the big questions about the Blessed Sacrament.

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I bet you thought the Liturgy Guys were finished, didn't you? Well, so did they! But then Pope Francis wrote another Apostolic Letter about the Liturgy??? 


The Mass has ended, and so has Season 6 of the Liturgy Guys.  Go in peace.

Last episode was about how to receive the Eucharist.  And this one is too!

The Liturgy Guys discuss how to receive The Holy Sacrament!

The Liturgy Guys talk all things Communion Rite.  Including the Lord's Prayer, the Rite of Peace, and the Fraction.  General Instruction of the Roman Missal No. 80-83.

Does everyone have their General Instruction of the Roman Missal?  Good.  Turn to the section on The Eucharistic Prayer and No. 79: The chief elements making up the Eucharistic Prayer may be distinguished in this way...

The Liturgy Guys delve a bit deeper into the text of Eucharistic Prayer No. 3. 

The Liturgy Guys reflect on the four Eucharistic Prayers and some of their, "particular features."

The Liturgy Guys have hit warp drive.  In this episode, they cover everything from the Offertory Chant all the way to the Prayer of the Offerings.  That's No. 23 — No. 30 in the Order of Mass.

Welcome to The Liturgy of the Eucharist!   By no means the last episode on this topic!  Or even the seventh to last!
Order of Mass No. 21 No. 22.

Completing our detour sandwich! Liturgy Guys finish their discussion on Jean Hani, and his reflections on the nature and meaning of the Holy Sacrifice. Now we’ll be fully prepared to dive into the Liturgy of the Eucharist!

Easter Triduum approaches!  The Liturgy Guys share some of their favorite factoids about this most holy season.  For example, did you know it's not pronounced, "Tri-Doom?"

Before diving into the Liturgy of the Eucharist, The Liturgy Guys discuss the nature and meaning of the Holy Sacrifice.  For help, they turn to the works of French philosopher Jean Hani. 

Denis has been struck with, "Hani-itis," a self-diagnosed very contagious, non-real disease (as well as Appendicitis, a medically diagnosed, non-contagious, very real disease for which he received an appendectomy last weekend—all is well, though prayers are appreciated) and he hopes to inflict the former, not the latter, on this fellow Liturgy Guys.

The Liturgy Guys discuss the Homily, the Creed, and the Universal Prayer.

This episode is all about the Responsorial Psalms in the Liturgy of the Word.  Feel free to sing your own responses, but remember, The Liturgy Guys won't be able to hear them unless you type them out, and send them to


This episode is all about the Liturgy of the Word.  Thanks be to God!
This is also the episode where you hear Denis' campaign slogan for class president.

This week, we set the table for Liturgy of the Word with another unofficial Liturgy Quiz.

The Liturgy Guys begin with a discussion on the Gloria, and move in to what is known as the "collect."  

"Through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault..."
This week, The Liturgy Guys acknowledge their sins, and discuss the Order of Mass No. 4: The Penitential Act.

This week, The Liturgy Guys turn to Patristic documents and sacred scripture to ponder the question of Divinization.  What does it mean to, "...become God?"

In our triumphant conclusion to the first part of the Introductory Rites in the Order of Mass, The Liturgy Guys discuss the first words spoken by the Priest to his flock... or should they be sung?

Folks, the Priest Celebrant has reached his chair, and The Liturgy Guys are on the edge of their seats (well, actually, they should be standing). This week, we discuss the significance of the Priest Celebrant's Chair.

The Liturgy Guys are back from their mid-season break to take us step by step through the Order of Mass.  We are now at the foot of the altar, where the Priest makes a profound bow, "...venerates the altar with a kiss and, if appropriate, incenses the cross and the altar. Then, with the ministers, he goes to the chair."

This week on The Liturgy Guys, Denis and Jesse go head to head in a battle of wits against Chris Carstens’ nearly unbeatable Liturgy Quiz.  But this time they have a little help.  Today’s episode was filmed in front of a live studio audience at Benedictine College.  Let’s see if D-Mac’s students have been doing their homework.  



What does it mean to be a “victim” at Mass?  In this special video episode of The Liturgy Guys, Jesse Weiler and Christopher Carstens join their co-host Denis McNamara on his home turf at Benedictine College.  This episode was filmed in front of a live studio audience by the fellows and production staff of Ex Corde.





Enjoy this rebroadcast of a classic episode, in which the Liturgy Guys discuss the metaphysics of music, and how that effects liturgical music.  

Last week, we discussed the importance of the opening procession, but what do we hear as the priest approaches the altar?  Moving swiftly on through the third clause of the first sentence of the Introductory Rites of the Order of Mass found in the Roman Missal, our hosts offer a rich discussion on the Entrance Chant, with plenty of laughs along the way.

The Liturgy Guys take us step-by-step through the opening Mass Procession.

For the past several weeks, we've been preparing for Mass, and now we're ready to begin!  This week, The Liturgy Guys dive into The Order of Mass in the New Roman Missal.  No. 1 of The Introductory Rites, "When the people are gathered..."

This week, The Liturgy Guys discuss preparations for Mass.

This week, the Liturgy Guys discuss the importance of vestments in the liturgy.

The Liturgy Guys discuss the importance of ministries at Mass.

This week The Liturgy Guys continue to go through the General Instruction of the Roman Missal and discuss the ministers of the Mass.

How do we perceive the sacraments?  Theologian Karl Rahner had a few ideas, and this week, the Liturgy Guys discuss his article, “The Theology of the Symbol,” over a pot of piping hot coffee.

This week The Liturgy Guys discuss the church building as referenced in the “Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar.”


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This week The Liturgy Guys discuss the motu proprio, Traditionis Custodes.

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