Do This In Memory

the Feast of Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Christ – highlights three of the most important aspects of our celebration of the Eucharist:
• we gather as a community
• we are nourished by the Word, by each other and by the Body of Christ
• as members of the Body of Christ we are sent forth from Mass to help carry out the work of Jesus in the world.

Preparing for First Eucharist has helped us to understand that we are part of a community and that each one of us has different gifts to bring. When we share our gifts, we grow and the community grows. At the end of Mass, we are sent on a mission. The Eucharist gives us what we need to go and announce the Gospel, that is to bring the Good News to others. Receiving the Bread of Life gives us the strength to love and serve like Jesus. We go out with God’s blessing.

Eucharist

The Do This In Memory programme aims to involve parents, parish leaders and the wider parish community in preparing children for First Eucharist. The sacramental preparation of children is the responsibility of the home, school and parish working together in partnership. Together with Baptism and Confirmation, the celebration of First Eucharist opens the door to full membership of the Christian community.

Loving God,
We call to mind the children who have prepared for First Eucharist during this year and all who care for them. We ask your blessing on all of them and on all of us gathered here. May we always walk as children of the light and be prepared to share that light with those whom we meet.

 

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Today’s Mass Readings
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How Far the Horizon
You want to travel?
You want to set foot on new lands, and walk along the world’s edge?
You want to live and to satisfy your thirst for more abundant life,
To fling wide the gates of your mind and be enriched by wisdom.
Travel where you wish to go, scale all the mountains and cross every ocean.
Remember this only:
The miles are ahead of you
The obstacles are within you.
Life is a voyage. Some people sit and watch, heedless of the heart’s urge and the spirit’s deepest need to launch out. Others drift here and there on the waves. They have chosen the safety of the shallows and turned their back on the promise of the deep. A sturdy few hammer their own craft together, cast off from the land and go. These know how to reach out and receive the gift of life.
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