We Are Called

2019 Issue 11

We Are Called

In previous reflections the focus has been on the Preparation of the Gifts which is at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist

The Liturgy of the Eucharist is the part of the Mass that relates to the words and actions of Jesus at the Last Supper. During the Liturgy of the Eucharist the priest, representing Christ the Lord, carries out what the Lord himself did at the Last Supper and handed over to his disciples to be done in his memory.

At the Last Supper Christ took the bread and the chalice, gave thanks, broke and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take, eat and drink: this is my Body; this is the chalice of my Blood. Do this in memory of me.

Hence, the Church has arranged the entire celebration of the Liturgy of the Eucharist in parts corresponding to precisely these words and actions of Christ, namely:

  • At the Presentation of the Gifts, bread and wine with water are brought to the altar, the same elements, that is to say, which Christ took into his hands
  • In the Eucharistic Prayer, thanks is given to God for the whole work of salvation, and the offerings become the Body & Blood of Christ
  • Through the breaking of the Bread and through Communion, we receive from the Lord’s Body and the Lord’s Blood in the same way that the Apostles received them from the hands of Christ himself.

The Liturgy of the Eucharist consists of three sections: the Preparation of the Gifts, the Eucharistic Prayer, and Communion. We might describe these as setting the table for the meal, saying the blessing, and sharing the meal together.

Aspects of ‘saying the blessing’ and ‘sharing the meal together’ will be reflected upon in newsletters this term.

When you are at Mass this week observe

  • Setting the table (Preparation of the Gifts) – was there an offertory procession? Where did the priest place the gifts from the offertory procession? What else needed to be placed on the table in preparation for the Celebration of the Eucharist.
  • Pray for the Year Four children who are preparing for their First Communion in September.

Whole School Mass
Today the students, staff and some parents gathered at Infant Jesus Church for a Eucharistic Celebration. It was a time to pray, to reflect and give thanks to God for all the blessings that we have received. It was a time to recognise the beginning of a new term and semester and to share how grateful we are for all that we have. We also took some time to recognise, remember and those who are in need at this time. As it was the Feast of St James we remembered how he followed Jesus’ example and shared the Good News.

iCare: Volunteering at Infant Jesus School
Covering Books
At Infant Jesus School it is our aim to ensure all children become successful readers as reading is also a very important for many other learning areas. Reading is also important for life – long after children leave school. 

We are looking for volunteers again to cover some more reading books this term. Please see Jenny in the Library if you would like to help.

Sacramental Program
Eucharist Commitment Mass
Families who have enrolled their child for the First Eucharist program are required to attend one of the following Masses:

  • Saturday 27 July at 6:00 pm OR
  • Sunday 28 July at 9:30 am OR
  • Sunday 28 July at 6:00 pm

If you have any queries about First Eucharist please email the parish Sacramental Coordinator Mrs Faith Rico at sacramental@infantjesusparish.org.au

24:7 Morley Youth Group
For all youth in Years 6-12.  Meets every Friday from 6.00pm-8.00pm at Infant Jesus Parish Hall (gold coin donation).  Call Roger on 0434988711 or Steph on 0499547066 for more information.


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