Go Forth and Live the Eucharist
Why do we celebrate the Holy Eucharist?
For Catholics, the celebration of the Holy Eucharist (Holy Mass) is the most important and highest form of prayer and worship. Attending Mass is an obligation on each Sunday and on other Holy Days of Obligation as prescribed by the Church. At the Holy Mass, we re-live the Sacrament of the Eucharist instituted by Jesus on the Last Supper night. The Mass is the New Passover, and Jesus is the new and ultimate Passover Sacrifice- the Lamb of God.
Jesus used bread and wine at the Last Supper and transformed them into his own Body and Blood poured out for the Salvation of the whole world. Then he told his Apostles to do this in His remembrance. This Command of Jesus has been followed by his disciples from the beginning of the Church to this present day.
This Sunday, we are having a “Teaching Mass” during which we will learn more about the different parts of the Holy Mass, the meaning of different signs/ symbols used in the Mass and the Theological significance of all the prayers used in the Mass. After the final Blessing, the Deacon invites all to go forth and live the Eucharist by our lives. Our Sunday worship of joining in the Mass should take us further to live Jesus and His Gospel teachings in our daily lives.
Fr. Sunny Punnakuziyil, MSFS