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 THE EUCHARIST is THE SOURCE AND SUMMIT OF OUR FAITH – THE SACRAMENT of GOD’S LOVE 

The Holy Mass is the culmination both of God’s action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through Him to the Father in the Holy Spirit. We unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all. The Holy Mass is the Sacrifice of the New Law in which Christ, through the ministry of the priest, offers Himself to God in an unbloody manner under the appearances of bread and wine. The principal priest in every Holy Mass is Jesus Christ, who offers to His heavenly Father, through the ministry of His ordained priest, His Body and Blood which were sacrificed on the cross. The Holy Mass is the same sacrifice as the sacrifice of the cross because in the Holy Mass the victim is the same. Christ, though invisible, is the principal minister, offering Himself in the Holy Mass. The priest is the visible and secondary minister, offering Christ in the Holy Mass. The purposes for which the Holy Mass is offered are: first, to adore God as our Creator and Lord; second, to thank God for His many favours; third, to ask God to bestow His blessings on all men; fourth, to satisfy the justice of God for the sins committed against Him. In every Holy Mass adoration, praise, and thanksgiving are given to God, and reparation is made to Him.


 
"Come to Me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest… Remain in Me, as I remain in you.” 
A Taste of Heaven awaits us in the Holy Mass and Eucharistic Adoration! Jesus asks for so little....  Yet, He gives so much!
Understood simply, Holy Mass and Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honouring the Eucharistic Real Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves "the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us". During Eucharistic Adoration, we "watch and wait", we remain "silent" in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Most Holy Eucharist ... By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. In its fullest essence ... Eucharistic Adoration is "God and Man reaching out for each other, at the same time!" Jesus waits for us in the Blessed Sacrament. He waits for our little Acts of faith, adoration, love, thanksgiving, repentance, reparation and charity that we can offer Him as we contemplate -- His Real Presence and His Divine Majesty -- in the Blessed Sacrament. 


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SACRAMENTS -
Please give plenty of notice for the
                             Celebration of Marriage  -- 6 months usually.
                             Baptism -- 3 months.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)

Do you recognise any of these situations?

1.         Husband and wife come to Mass. One of them is not Catholic, but would like to share in our Faith and become Catholic. Is this you?

2.         Do you know of an adult or are you that adult who would like to take the first step to become a Christian Catholic, but you are not quite sure how to find out more?

3.         Are you a baptised Christian and now want to share in the other Sacraments of our Faith?

4.         You may be a baptised Catholic, but over the years, have drifted from the church. You may now have a desire (that little voice that speaks to us in our hearts) urging you to return and be refreshed.

5.         Your friend may be a Catholic and you admire him/her for what their Faith means to them. You often think, I would like to be like him/her. If so, do something about it. It is never too late.

Whichever of these or a similar situation, you need to contact us soon. In first instance please speak with Father Wanat in person or by telephone  01620 822138, The introductory meeting took place last Thursday, 27th September at 7pm in the side chapel room. Our next meeting will be on Thursday 4th October.

 

                                 







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