Do You Remember How It Felt To Be Together?

As more and more faithful return to Mass, TOGETHER will assist in encouraging parishioners to return to in-person Mass and help them understand the importance of Mass, the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the value of Sunday, our obligation to worship and the advantage of being together physically rather than virtually. Over the next few weeks, Fr. Eric;s Homilies will focus on this topic. We will also be providing additional information on this page of the website and in the bulletin each week.

MASS:
“SOURCE & SUMMIT”

REAL PRESENCE OF CHRIST
IN THE EUCHARIST

SUNDAY:
DAY OF THE LORD

OBLIGATION:
LAW AND LOVE

PRESENCE: PHYSICAL
VS. VIRTUAL

Week 1 – July 24 & 25, 2021

Together—Eucharist: Source & Summit of Faith
We often speak of “going to Mass” like the way we go to a concert, movie, or theater performance. Even though we know that the Eucharist is not a performance. Even though we know that the Eucharist is not a performance, it may be hard to put into words what we do at the Mass. And as long as we think of ourselves as going to Mass, we limit the ways the Eucharist may shape us as disciples of Jesus Christ. Our role as intentional disciples is much more participation than merely watching. When we truly participate in the Mass, we allow Christ to speak to us, be joined in sacrifice, and be nourished in Holy Communion. We are drawn to communion with Christ and each other. Through this encounter with the Lord, we are renewed. We do not simply go to Mass. We take part. And our participation changes us for the better.