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Teaching Mass

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." (Mt 28:19-20)

Introduction

The MASS is divided into 2 parts: The Liturgy of the WORD and The Liturgy of the EUCHARIST.

LITURGY is a Greek word that means “the work of people”. The word Eucharist, is also a Greek word meaning “thanksgiving.” We gather here each week to give God thanks and praise. Sometimes we may forget that. It's easy to focus on what we hope to get out of coming to church rather than on giving thanks for what God has already given us.

The most important thing we come to experience when we gather here is the presence of Christ. The church teaches us that in the LITURGY Christ is truly present in the COMMUNITY GATHERED, in the PRESIDING MINISTER (the priest), in the WORD proclaimed and most substantially in EUCHARISTIC species (the BODY and BLOOD of Christ).

Liturgy of the Word

The full narration for this Liturgy at St. Edna's can be found in this document - Liturgy of the Word - Narrative.

Liturgy of the Eucharist

The full narration for this Liturgy at St. Edna's can be found in this document - Liturgy of the Eucharist - Narrative.