Articles Tagged ‘Holy Sacrifice of the Mass’

17th Sunday: The Perfect Sacrifice

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Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. (Jn 6:8) Today we begin to read from the sixth chapter of St. John’s Gospel which includes Our Lord’s Eucharistic discourse and we continue our meditations on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, our central act of worship, "the source and summit of Christian life" (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 10; Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Vatican Council ... (Continue reading)

11th. Sunday: sacred liturgy

Consecration

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name (Ps. 92). Our celebration of the Paschal Mystery in all its detail was completed in a sense, with the beautiful Feast of Corpus Christi, celebrated last Sunday and with the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, celebrated this past Friday. In the Sacred Heart of Jesus, wounded for our sins we have a summary of our whole faith and the path of our discipleship. ... (Continue reading)

5th Sunday of Lent: Passiontide

Consecration

‘And I when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.’ Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death He was to die. (Jn 12:33) The veiled statues and images in our church indicate that we have entered into what was once known as Passiontide. The sacred liturgy leads us to ponder and to reflect on the saving mystery of our Lord’s sacred Passion which our Lord refers to as His hour. "Now my soul is ... (Continue reading)

Reclaim the Mass: reclaim the Faith

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During a recent Sunday Mass, I witnessed an incident that I hope I never see again. A child whom I know is still receiving catechism classes in preparation for First Communion received the Holy Eucharist with the family. Since the child is older than the other children in the class, the priest didn't realize anything was amiss. I teach the class and I know that the child does not have a clear understanding of what and Who the Holy Eucharist ... (Continue reading)

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