We the members of Saint Edward the Confessor Catholic Community, are called through our Baptism to build up the kingdom of God by being one in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit by welcoming and loving others through worship, education, service and evangelization.
Pastor: Rev. Christian Bui
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Mario Baldeo
Pastoral Associates: Deacon Nick Thompson
Deacon Ken Martin, Deacon Bill Pitocco,
Deacon Dominic Romaguera
HOLY HOUR Thursday 7:00-8:00 pm
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
First Fridays, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
What occurs when we come to Mass? (Part II)
The General Instruction to the Roman Missal paragraph #29 combines paragraph #21 from the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum, with paragraphs 7, 33,and 52 of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium.
Putting these four paragraphs together, it states: "when Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his own word, proclaims the Gospel. ... Therefore, all must listen with reverence to the readings from God's word, for they make up an element of greatest importance in the Liturgy."
The Gospel of Matthew indicates that wherever 2 or 3 are gathered in his name He will be there also (Mt. 18:20). The Council of Trent established that the reading of Scripture is the second occurrence of the "real presence" in Mass.
Have you wondered why we close the doors and do not allow entrance into the sanctuary during the readings? It is because there should be no unnecessary movement while we hear the word of God. The readings and the homily are intended to give everyone an opportunity to silently and prayerfully enter into a dialogue with God through the readings. The word can be heard from the Narthex by anyone arriving late; then when everyone stands up and the movement of servers and the deacon begins, people can enter the sanctuary area and find a seat, without breaking anyone's dialogue with he Lord.
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