The Collect prayer has its origins in the Church of Rome where all the Christians of the eternal city would gather at a particular church. It is known as the “plebs collecta”, the prayer of the assembled people being addressed to God the Father by the priest highlighting a number of intentions.
“Mass Series Part 3 -The Collect”
Mass Series Part 3 “The Opening Collect” – Fr. Nathan from Fr. Jerome Lavigne on Vimeo.