Altar is the Lord’s Table, at which the sacred banquet of the Eucharist
is celebrated. It is considered the very center of the whole
Eucharistic liturgy. The altar represents Christ himself and the
sacrifice he made for us. It is an eternal symbol of the Lord Jesus
The Baptismal Font, with its clear, living
waters, (temporarily drained due to its current malfunction!) is placed
at the main entrance of the church as a reminder that we must go through
the font of baptism in order to reach the altar of the eucharist. Reach
into it and sign yourselfËas you silently remember that you were once
signed with the cross and baptized with holy water. Christ dwells in
you, you are holy.
The Paschal Candle is the lamp that burns
with a living flame. Christ our Light has come into the world to shatter
the darkness of sin. See its flame, feel its warmth.
Come to your pew and genuflect toward the
altar as you enter it. When passing in front of the altar reverence it
with a profound bow.
Participate fully in the worship of the Lord, sing full throatily and respond with conviction.
Visit the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and
there, in peaceful silence, you will find the Tabernacle where Christ
dwells in the consecrated bread. Genuflect before Christ; pray in
Remember always that Christ dwells in each
member of the assembly. Take care of one another and we will honor the
Lord. (January 9, 2005)