God, our Father, Creator and Lord of the universe, You have set the earth on its foundation and all the elements of nature obey your command. We humbly beseech you to keep us safe from all dangers and calm the storms that threaten us. May we be secure in your loving protection and serve you always with grateful hearts. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your son, who lives and reigns with You in the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen
A public service, duty, or work. In Scripture it refers to the religious duties to be performed by priests and levites in the Temple, especially those related to the Sacrifice; in Christian use among the Eastern Churches it means the Eucharistic Sacrifice. In present day usage liturgy is the official public worship of the Church and is thus distinguished from private devotion. It is the special title of the Eucharist, and the administration of the sacraments with the annexed use of the sacramentals. From a theological viewpoint, the liturgy is the exercise now on earth of Christ's priestly office, as distinct from his role as teacher and ruler of his people. Christ performs this priestly office as Head of his Mystical Body, so that Head and members together offer the sacred liturgy. Its function, therefore, is twofold: to give honor and praise to God, which is worship, and to obtain blessings for the human race, which is sanctification. (Etym. Latin liturgia; from Greek leitos, of the people + ergon, work: leitourgia, public duty, public worship.) Our liturgies utilize the talents and gifts that God has given our community to the fullest extent. Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries.
Q & AWhat does it mean when we say we are reading Cycle “A” this year?
Since Vatican II, the Church is on a three year reading cycle for the Sunday readings. Year or Cycle “A”, “B”, or “C”.
In year “A” we focus mainly on the gospel of Matthew.
In year “B” we focus mainly on the gospel of Mark.
In year “C” we focus mainly on the gospel of Luke.
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Christ is the head of a family who graciously invites us, his followers today, to share a pleasant meal with him.
We request that all our Faithful return to their seats after receiving the Holy Eucharist for silent reflection and thanksgiving. The celebration of Mass is not complete until the Celebrant has left the worship area. Thank you for joining us as we respectfully conclude the Mass together.
Have you said your decade today?
Join us in the Chapel
after the 8:30 a.m. Mass, Tuesday– Saturday
before the 12:00 noon Mass on Sunday.
Rosary, came from a Latin word meaning “garland of roses.” Praying the rosary is like offering a bouquet of prayers to God in honor of Jesus and Mary.
Votive Candles: When lighting votive candles, please only use the wood tapers provided in the wall holders. Light the taper from a lit candle and extinguish by placing the burning end in the sand. Matches dropped in the glass holders will flare up and break the glass containers, creating a fire hazard.
Velas: Cuando enciendas las velas solamente usa los palitos disponibles en el vaso de la pared. No uses cerillos ni tampoco los dejes encendidos por que pueden causar un incendio.
The role of the Sanctuary Lamp is to remind us of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist present in the Tabernacle. Parishioners may request the Sanctuary Lamp (the amber color lamp burning near the Tabernacle) in memory or in honor of a loved one which will burn for one week. Intentions are published in the bulletin. The customary donation is $10.00 each. Please stop by the Welcome Center during business hours to schedule a Sanctuary Lamp prayer intention.