Our coming together on Sundays is a
remarkable time when we join our hearts, minds and voices in praise of
God the Father through Jesus Christ the Lord. Here are 7 principles we
embrace about the liturgy.
One—We acknowledge that the mass is the source and the summit of the
life of our community, and that our full, active and conscious
participation in the liturgy can transform us and also the world in
which we live.
Two—We recognize that God is speaking to us in the Scriptures and if we are open to the Word it too can transform us.
Three—We unite our own will with that of Christ's during the sacrifice of the mass: he gave his whole life in God’s service.
Four—We express our thanks to God for the
gifts of life, love, family, laughter, music, good work and redemption
in the Eucharistic Prayer.
Five—We believe that the Eucharist transforms us into the living Body of Christ.
Six—We act as the Mystical Body of Christ on earth and take the gospel message to our community and to all people.
Seven —We realize that the liturgy shapes
our lives and that it is the source to which we return week after week
for spiritual food.
Our parish mission statement on the front
of this bulletin acknowledges that this community is energized by a
deepening liturgical and spiritual life. Attendance at Sunday mass is
evidence of this commitment to serving one another and our community.
(February 19, 2006)