Because the Eucharist is the supreme act of worship of God the Mass is celebrated daily. And, it is in the Eucharist that we find our strength to live the Christian faith and go forth to continue the mission of Christ in today’s world.
“The Eucharist is the source and center of the Christian life.” In the Eucharist, we find our life, our hope and our strength and we return all of our love and thanksgiving to the Eucharist, “for in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.” (CCC 1324)
To receive Holy Communion, one must be a Catholic in good standing with the Church. Children who have not yet receive their 1st Holy Communion should enter the parish Religious Education program and adults who would like to receive this or any of the other Sacraments are invited to join our R.C.I.A. program. For more information, choose the “education” link or call our Religious Education office.
Sunday (in church)
- 4:30 PM – (OF – Saturday Mass of Anticipation)
- 7:30 AM – ( OF – No Incense/ music)
- 9:00 am – (EF – Missa Cantata (1st Sunday of the Month – every Sunday beginning in September 2016)
- 10:30 AM – (OF – Choir/ Incense)
Weekday (Our Lady, Queen of Peace Adoration Chapel)
- 7:00 AM (Monday thru Friday) [chapel]
- 9:00 AM (Saturday) [chapel]
- Monday’s 5:00 PM – (EF – Low Mass) – Advent & Lent [In church]
Extraordinary Form (OF) – Tridentine Rite
Ordinary Form (OF) – Novus Ordo
All Masses at Holy Ghost are offered “ad orientem” (toward the east). He is not as many people misconstrue, offering Mass with his back toward the people. But, the priest is, with the people facing the living God. The sun rising in the east is symbolic of the Risen Christ, who will come back to us as He left. In the words of Pope Benedict XVI, “We go to Christ, who is coming to us.”
Beginning on the First Sunday of Lent, we began using the Altar Rail for distribution of Holy Communion at all Masses. This allows those who choose to receive Holy Communion kneeling without the fear of tripping others and not being able to stand without help. For more information, see the following:
- Altar Rails and the Holy Mass – the significance of
- Dominus Est ~ It is the Lord! By Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider, ORC
- Bishop Slattery on Ad Orientem and Its Restoration
- Turning Towards the Lord by Fr. U.M. Lang
For those who attend or are thinking of attending our Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form, here are a few helpful videos.