The liturgy is the celebration of the mystery of Christ and in particular his paschal mystery.
Through the exercise of the priestly office of Jesus Christ
the liturgy manifests in signs and brings about the sanctification of Humankind.
The public worship which is due to God is offered by the Mystical Body of Christ,
that is, by its head and by its members.
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 218
“WE HAVE BREAD AND WINE TO OFFER”Last year, at the English Masses, we initiated the practice of parishioners bringing forth the gifts of bread and wine during the Preparations of Gifts. We would again like to invite all our parishioners, couples, families, friends, single parents and children to bring the gifts forward the gifts of the community.
The procedure is simple: there is a cross on the wall above the table with the bread and wine. If your family chooses to bring the gifts forward, just pick up the cross. During the Prayers of the Faithful come to the back of the Church and be ready to bring the gifts forward. The Altar Servers will be your guide. After presenting the gifts, return to your pew for the remainder of Mass. This is another way through which we can more fully participate in our Liturgies.
- General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) Including Adaptations for the Dioceses of the United States of America.
- Eucharist and Gluten.
- Encyclical Letter Ecclesia De Eucharistia of Pope John Paul II on the Eucharist in Its Relationship to the Church