As part of our participation in the Renewal, I will be sharing responses from members of the parish. I hope you will enjoy reading their thoughts, be encouraged by their thoughts, and be challenged to look at how you see and live the Eucharist as part of your life.
From a member of the parish…
1. Why is it important to you to attend Mass?
Attending Mass is important for me and my family to be present with Christ. The Mass allows us to listen to God’s Word through scripture, to receive Christ in the Eucharist, and to be blessed by the Holy Spirit. The Mass also prepares us to go out and accomplish God’s mission to love and service others.
2. What does it mean to you to receive the Eucharist/Body of Christ?
3. How does receiving the Eucharist/Body of Christ help you, change you, challenge you?
By receiving the Eucharist, I am truly filled with Christ. The Eucharist gives me the grace to do God’s work in my daily life and to be a more humble and giving person of faith and justice. The old saying “you are what you eat” holds true in the receiving the Eucharist…we are more Christ-like for His presence in our bodies. It fuels His mission! The challenge for me is to make sure I am making use effectively of this precious gift of the body of Christ.
4. How is your receiving the Eucharist/Body of Christ reflected in your life, shared with your world?
Again if I truly recognize Christ living within me after receiving the Eucharist, then I am called to action to live out Christ’s mission. But is also fills me with a peace that centers my life and hopefully, allows me to be a good, compassionate and loving person. My hope is that the Eucharist brings out the best of me.