As we enter into this Lenten season we will continue to reflect on the Mass through the "Three-Minute Catechesis" series. These
reflections give us insight to the Mass and a bit
of inspiration that will help us live the Eucharist all week long. The
Pope’s says it helps us “to enter into that mystery in every aspect of their lives".
The first article "Why Are We Here?" helped us to focus on giving thanks for what God has already given us rather than what we hope to get out of church.
One of the most important
things the second article, "A Royal Priesthood" explains for us is the fact that most Catholics are aware that we
cannot celebrate the Eucharist without a priest. While this no doubt makes
priests feel needed, it can have an unfortunate side effect. Sometimes it leads
us to think of the Mass as something that the priest does for the rest of the
church. In fact, the Mass is something that we all do together. We need a
priest to lead us, but he needs us to worship with him, too. We each have a role to play that no one else can do for us. Only together can we offer God proper worship. Let us all lift up our voices and our hearts to the Lord as we share in Christ's sacrifice. Let us go forth from this place to love and serve the Lord.
Yours in Christ,
Father Greg Esty
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