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From Mass to Mission: Understanding the Mass
and Its Significance for Our Christian Life
Every Sunday, Catholics gather together to attend Mass in memory of Jesus. At Mass we give God our thanksgiving, praise, and worship. We hear his Word and receive the Body and Blood of Christ. Participating at Mass is the most important thing Catholics do each week, for it is at Mass that we are changed, becoming what we have received in the Eucharist. The Mass charges us with an important mission—to be Christ in a world that is broken and in need of healing.
This five part series for adults, teens and children explores the parts of the Mass in a deeper way, helping you to better appreciate the meaning of the prayers, responses, acclamations, gestures, signs, and symbols. From Mass to Mission will inspire you to be more actively and consciously involved in the Mass and in the world as Christ’s disciples.
In the fall of 2016, we enjoyed this series together in small groups. Now we offer the series as a self-study.
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A limited number of booklets are available in the Faith Formation Office at St. Patrick's. Please call for information.
HEARTS AFLAME: EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced a major event for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany: the Hearts Aflame Eucharistic Congress to be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the
Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville.
In our Catholic tradition, a “Eucharistic Congress” is a special gathering led by the bishop focused on our Lord Jesus in the Eucharist. It is a time of joy, fellowship, prayer, and unity. This will be a time of spiritual renewal for our whole diocese.
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