Mass

English

Monday - Saturday:       8:30am

Tuesday:                            11:15am

Saturday Vigil:                  4:30pm

Sunday:                                 8:00am

     

Spanish

Monday - Friday:               6:00pm

Sunday:            10am, 12pm, 6pm

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The Mass

After celebrating the Last Supper on the night before Jesus died, Jesus told His Apostles, "Do this in memory of me" (Luke 22:19). From the beginning of the Church, early Christians have celebrated weekly the breaking of the bread according to the tradition given to the Apostles by Our Lord on the day that Our Lord raised from the dead (Acts 2:42; 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23).

In the Mass, there are two main parts: The Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

"The Church has always venerated the divine Scriptures just as she venerates the body of the Lord, since, especially in the sacred liturgy, she unceasingly receives and offers to the faithful the bread of life from the table both of God's word and of Christ's body" (Dei Verbum, 21).

 

In the Liturgy of the Word, we hear the proclamation of the Word of God and the Good News of Jesus Christ.

In the Liturgy of the Eucharist, we enter into the mystery of Christ who offered Himself to the Father for the forgiveness of our sin and for our salvation by dying on the Cross. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Jesus stands as an intercessor now in heaven with the same desire to offer Himself completely to the Father as He did on the Cross. In the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we enter into that prayer of Christ to the Father where He offers Himself as a living sacrifice as He re-presents the sacrifice of the Cross. In the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the priest prays the words of Jesus from the Last Supper where Jesus says over the bread, "This is My Body," and over the wine, "This is My Blood." At this moment of consecration, the bread and wine become the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ present on the altar. Communion is the time that the faithful come forward to receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ in order to become completely united to Him.

After receiving the gift of Our Lord in Communion, the faithful are called forth to go in mission to share the Good News of Jesus Christ Risen from the dead with other people whom they meet in their daily lives. Renewed by partaking of the Bread of Life, the Christian faithful are called to sanctify the world through their work place, their family life, and their faith, hope, and charity.

Introductory Rites

  • Entrance
  • Greeting
  • Penitential Act
  • Glory to God
  • Collect
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Liturgy of the Word

  • First Reading from Old Testament
  • Responsorial Psalm
  • Second Reading from New Testament (on Sundays and solemnities)
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Gospel (Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John)
  • Homily
  • Profession of Faith (on Sundays, solemnities, and special occasions)
  • Universal Prayer

Liturgy of the Eucharist

  • Presentation of the Gifts and Preparation of the Altar
  • Prayer over the Offerings
  • Eucharistic Prayer
    • Preface
    • Holy, Holy, Holy
    • First half of prayer, including **Consecration**
    • Mystery of Faith
    • Second half of prayer, ending with Doxology
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • Sign of Peace
  • Lamb of God
  • Communion
  • Prayer after Communion
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Concluding Rites

  • Optional announcements
  • Greeting and Blessing
  • Dismissal