Hi, my name is Kathy Lucci. I am bulletin editor, website and Facebook manager here at St. Patrick’s. I recently heard a talk on Formed.org that focused on the question, “Why do we need to go to Mass?” The answer was so succinct that I made a note to myself to remember it. The speaker pointed out Jesus told his disciples at the Last Supper, recounted in Luke’s Gospel 22:19, “Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.’” It is repeated by the priest at every Mass. This is how we are to worship. Where are we able to “do this in memory of me”? Answer: only at The Mass. When we go to Mass and receive Jesus in the Eucharist, we are worshipping God just as Jesus asked the night before He died.
Stewardship of time can include setting aside periods for prayer, for the reading of Scripture, for visits to the Blessed Sacrament, and most importantly, for our attendance at Mass. If we are not able to attend Mass due to an infirmity, a commissioned Eucharistic Minister will bring the Eucharist to you. Just call the parish house.
God bless, Kathy Lucci