Worship

I will go to the altar of God. To God, who gives joy to my soul.

 

At the Last Supper, Jesus celebrated the first Mass in the context of a Passover meal. After giving the Eucharist to His followers, He said, "Do this in remembrance of me," and at that moment, the Last Supper event became the principal act of worship for His Church.

At first, His followers continued to attend the services in the Temple; and after the service, they would meet in homes to celebrate the Last Supper ritual. As time went on the synagogue service, consisting of two readings, a sermon and intercessory prayers, was eventually joined to the Last Supper Liturgy and the Mass began to take shape. In the ensuing centuries, more ceremonies were added to the Mass in various areas of the Church, but the essential characteristics of the Last Supper were always preserved in the Eucharistic worship service.

Today we participate in the Holy Mass for the same reasons - to encounter Christ in the Eucharist, to hear His words, experience His presence among us in Communion and to worship Him as our Lord and our God in fellowship with other believers.

Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body.

For we all partake of the one bread.

 

As Christians we are called to a relationship with God (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) as well as other Christians. Though we can be tempted to skip church due to the demands of our busy lives, the act of coming together for Holy Mass is spiritually and socially refreshing.

Life is hard, and none of us truly knows what another person is going through. But we know that God knows. Just being present at Holy Mass, singing with and praying for each other, is a blessing to our fellow Christians. 

We invite you to worship with us.

 

Celebrants


Bishop Stanley Bilinski


Father Frank Rowinski
 


Deacon David Rowinski