in order that the merits of your sacrifice
on the Cross
might be applied to every soul
of all time,
you willed that it should be renewed
upon the altar.
At the Last Supper, you said:
"Do this in remembrance of me."
By these words
you gave your apostles
and their successors
the power to consecrate
and to the command to do what you yourself did.
I believe that the Mass
both a sacrifice
and a memorial-
reenacting your passion, death and resurrection.
Help me to realize that the Mass
is the greatest gift of God
and our greatest gift to God.
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O God, send forth your Holy Spirit into my heart that I may perceive, into my mind that I may remember, and into my soul that I may meditate. Inspire me to speak with piety, holiness, tenderness and mercy. Teach, guide and direct my thoughts and senses from beginning to end. May your grace ever help and ... continue reading
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