The Mass...A Celebration of Thanksgiving!
Our Parish Secretary says, "I celebrate Mass to get closer to Jesus through the Eucharist."
Roman Catholics recognize the Eucharistic Celebration (Mass) as the source and summit of the grace and strength that God provides for His people. At Mass we are fed from the table of the Word and the table of the Eucharist. Scripture and prayers are shared to bolster our minds and hearts. The Eucharist is consumed to fortify our bodies and spirits so that we can become more like Jesus.
We gather to celebrate the blessings of God in our lives and to give Him thanks for His fidelity. Our faith tells us that when we gather in His name then He is truly present [Mt 18:20]. Christ is present in the Eucharist, the Scripture, the Altar, the Priest and the People. When we gather as a community, it is then we truly reflect the truth that we are the Body of Christ consisting of different people united in one purpose; giving praise and thanks to God. The Mass forshadows and anticipates the great gathering that is found in heaven [Rv 7:11]..
Come and celebrate the glory of God with us. Our liturgical celebration in the present prepares us for a future that is expected and promised.