From the Pastor's Desk ~ September 22 - 23, 2018

Sep 26, 2018

ALWAYS THANKSGIVING

The Eucharistic Prayer (“eucharist” means “thanksgiving”), beginning with “The Lord be with you” and  ending with the Great Amen, is the central part of the Mass. It is proclaimed over the bread and wine, basic symbols of life and death. We praise God for all creation and for the saving life, death, and resurrection of Jesus — such praise requires the participation of all present, it is not the Priest’s prayer. We involve ourselves fully when we join our hearts to the words sung or spoken, assume an attentive posture, put aside the missalette and sing the acclamations with full voice.

In the end, “eucharist” is what our life as Christians is all about. In suffering or joy or confusion or routine, our life is always to be praise, always to be thanksgiving, always to be sharing of God’s abundance with all in need.

In Christ’s Peace,

Fr. Walter