According to the Constitution on Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium) "the liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the font from which all her power flows." [No. 10] "In the earthly liturgy we take part in a foretaste of that heavenly liturgy which is celebrated in the holy city of Jerusalem toward which we journey as pilgrims, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God, a minister of the holies and of the true tabernacle...(it) moves the faithful, filled with 'the paschal sacraments,' to be "one in holiness.'" [No. 8]
From the message of Pope John Paul II on Liturgical Reform:
"Community liturgy helps the members of the one, holy catholic and apostolic Church to live the mystery of Christ in time. It is impossible to overemphasize the importance of gathering for Mass on the Lord's day. The early Christians understood this well: "We live under the observance of the Lord's day [the day] when our life is raised by him and by his death ... how could we live without him?" (St. Ignatius of Antioch, To the Magnesians, 9, 1-2). Weekly attendance at the Sunday Eucharist and the cycle of the liturgical year make it possible to give a rhythm to Christian life and to sanctify time, which the risen Lord opens to the blessed eternity of the kingdom. Pastoral care will see that the liturgy is not isolated from the rest of Christian life: for the faithful are invited daily to continue their common liturgical practice in daily private prayer; this spiritual discipline gives new vigor to the witness of the faith lived by Christians each day, and also to the fraternal service of the poor and to one's neighbor in general. The pastoral care of the liturgy, which cannot end at the church door suggests to each one that he should unify his life and his actions."
In our life and activities as a Parish community, Liturgy occupies a primary and central position. In our liturgies we celebrate our oneness and from them (especially from the Eucharist) we draw the spiritual strength we need both as individuals and as a community to continue on our spiritual journey.
Our schedule of Liturgies, Reconciliation, the rosary, and more can be found under the HOME menu near the top of the Home page.
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