Our parishes have as our core the celebration of Holy Eucharist. As Pope John Paul II wrote in Ecclesia de Eucharistia, â€œThe Church draws her life from the Eucharist.â€ And it was the Holy Fatherâ€™s hope that this Encyclical Letter would help to â€œrekindle a Eucharistic Amazement.â€
In that spirit, every effort is made in our parishes, through prayer, planning and practice to make available an environment of reverent worship. We continue to discern the will of Holy Mother Church by ongoing studies of such texts as the USCCB writings on the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, â€œSing to the Lordâ€ (Music in Divine Worship), Pope Benedict XVIâ€™s â€œSpirit of the Liturgyâ€, as well as many other reliable resources.
To better understand the true intentions of the Father of the Second Vatican Council, we highly recommend this article by Fr. Joseph Fessio: The Mass of Vatican II