The Sacrifice of the Mass
“It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass.”
– Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Bishop Robert Barron – What is the Mass?
All are invited to join us for the Celebration of the Mass
All are welcome to worship with us in the celebration of the Mass as much as you are comfortable. In the pews are white booklets with the Order of the Mass to assist you in joining yourself to the prayers. If you’re just in town for the day, we welcome your visit and worship with us. If you’re new to the area, we invite you to speak to a staff person or call the parish office to register in our parish and make this your spiritual home.
If you’ve been away, we welcome you back! Know the Lord has never stopped loving you and desires for you to make a full return to the sacramental life by receiving the sacrament of His mercy in Confession. We’d love to help you come back home, please contact our pastor, Fr. Eilerman (Email or 740.653.0997) or Director of Religious Education, Brian McCauley (Email or 740.653.5054) for assistance and support.
Sunday Mass Schedule
Saturday: 5.30 pm
Sunday: 8.45 and 11.15 am
Guidelines for the Reception of holy Communion
As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently. In order to be properly disposed to receive Communion, participants should not be conscious of grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to receive the Body and Blood of the Lord without prior sacramental confession except for a grave reason where there is no opportunity for confession. In this case, the person is to be mindful of the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition, including the intention of confessing as soon as possible (canon 916). A frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance is encouraged for all.
FOR OUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS
We welcome our fellow Christians to this celebration of the Eucharist as our brothers and sisters. We pray that our common baptism and the action of the Holy Spirit in this Eucharist will draw us closer to one another and begin to dispel the sad divisions which separate us. We pray that these will lessen and finally disappear, in keeping with Christ’s prayer for us “that they may all be one” (Jn 17:21).
Because Catholics believe that the celebration of the Eucharist is a sign of the reality of the oneness of faith, life, and worship, members of those churches with whom we are not yet fully united are ordinarily not admitted to Holy Communion. Eucharistic sharing in exceptional circumstances by other Christians requires permission according to the directives of the diocesan bishop and the provisions of canon law (canon 844 §4). Members of the Orthodox Churches, the Assyrian Church of the East, and the Polish National Catholic Church are urged to respect the discipline of their own Churches. According to Roman Catholic discipline, the Code of Canon Law does not object to the reception of Communion by Christians of these Churches (canon 844 §3).
FOR THOSE NOT RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION
All who are not receiving Holy Communion are encouraged to express in their hearts a prayerful desire for unity with the Lord Jesus and with one another.
We also welcome to this celebration those who do not share our faith in Jesus Christ. While we cannot admit them to Holy Communion, we ask them to offer their prayers for the peace and the unity of the human family.