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The Eucharistic Prayer
After the bread and wine are placed on the altar the Eucharistic Prayer is prayed. This is quite a long prayer where thanks is given to God for the saving work given through Jesus and the offerings of bread and wine become the Body & Blood of Christ
The Eucharistic Prayer is the highpoint of the Mass. The word “eucharist” comes from the Greek for “thanksgiving,” and this is a prayerpraise and thanks to God for all that God has done for us through the ages. The prayer asks God to continue to bless us in our own time and concludes with words of praise.
Although the priest leads most of the prayer everyone joins in – sometimes silently and sometimes with the responses or singing at the beginning; during or at the conclusion. As we join in we are reminded that everyone is praying together to give God praise and thanks.
As Catholics we believe that the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ, which means they are now a physical means of Christ’s presence among us. Christ is present in the Eucharist just as fully as he was present in his human body during his thirty-plus years on earth. He is present for a purpose. He is present in the Eucharist in order to be our spiritual food and drink.
On the weekend when you are at Mass listen carefully during the Eucharistic Prayer and join in at the beginning with the Holy, Holy and at the end with the Great Amen. You are also invited to join in during the Eucharistic Prayer. Which one of the following did you say or sing together at Mass?
- When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, until you come again.
- We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.
- Save us, Saviour of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.
Saint Dominic (1170-1221) Calaroga (Gold Faction) Feast Day: 8 August
Today we also celebrate the life of St Dominic who was a Spaniard from Castile. He was born in 1170 in Calaruega in Spain. His family were minor nobles prominent in the reconquest of Spain from the Moors. At the age of seven, Dominic went to live with an uncle, who was a priest, to learn reading, music and altar service.
At twenty he studied theology and was ordained a priest at twenty-five. He founded the Dominican order of preachers. He chose a life of poverty, study and prayer.
Infant Jesus School was established in 1954 by the Dominican sisters. One of our factions, Caraloga links to the early life of St Dominic. It is from St Dominic that we have inherited our school motto VERITAS which means truth. Today, as a community we continue to live the Dominican charism of truth in all aspects of our calling and work at Infant Jesus School.
Sacramental Program- Sacrament of First Eucharist
Parents and Child Workshop Monday 26 August 7:00pm at the Parish Centre. This meeting is for parents or guardians and their child. Please arrive promptly and collect your booklet at the door.
First Eucharist Retreat and Final Practice Friday 6 September 9:00am at the Parish Centre.
First Eucharist Masses- Saturday 7 September at 6:00pm and Sunday 8 September at 9:30am and 11:30am.
The date and time of your child’s First Communion Mass has been emailed to you last week. Please check your email or ring the parish office at 92768500 during office hours.
24:7 Morley Youth Group
For all youth in Years 6-12. Meets every Friday, 6pm-8pm at Infant Jesus parish hall Morley (Gold coin donation). Call Roger 0434 988 711 or Steph 0499 547 066 for more information.
iCare: Volunteering at Infant Jesus School
At Infant Jesus School it is our aim to ensure all children become successful readers as reading is also very important for many other learning areas. Reading is also important for life – long after children leave school.
In the next few weeks, we would welcome any parents who could assist us by covering some more books that will be used in various classes. Thankyou to the very generous volunteers who have covered many books since the beginning of the year.
Please see Jenny in the Library if you would like to help.
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