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Holy Trinity National Catholic Church
3319 Lake Shore Rd.
Woodlawn, New York 14219
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Sunday Mass - 10:30 AM
Tuesday - Daily Mass 7:30 AM
Thursday - Daily Mass 7:30 AM
Pastor : Rev. Father Gary J. Spencer
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday (11:00 - 1:00 pm)
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THE HOLY MASS
July 12, 2020
The Beginning of Mass
Before the Mass is celebrated the candles on the altar are lit. The sanctuary bell is rung when the priest is ready to enter the sanctuary. As the priest enters all stand to show respect for him as he is acting for Our Lord during Mass.
The priest comes to the center of te altar, genuflects and begins the Mass. The first part of the Mass is made up of t he following parts: Introductory Rite, Penitential Rite, Entrance Hymn, Lord, Have Mercy, The Gloria and the Opening Prayer.
The very first prayers we hear during Mass are the prayers of the Introductory Rite. These prayers come from Psalm 43. The Penitential Rite follows and in this part we confess our sins to God and tell Him we are sorry for them. The priest then grants us forgiveness of our sins. This we call absolution. These rites are used by the priest and the congregation to prepare for Mass.
The priest then goes to the missal and reads the Entrance Hymn. This gives us the them of the Mass and it reflects the season of the Church Year.
Next the priests says, Lord have mercy; Christ have mercy; Lord have mercy. This is said in honor of the Holy Trinity, and the words remind us of the sick man who came to Jesus saying those same words.
The Opening Prayer concludes the beginning of the Mass. It is one of the most ancient parts of the Eucharistic Liturgy, and, like the Entrance Hymn, it expresses the theme of the celebration.
July 5, 2020
The Chalice: The Chalice holds wine and a small amount of water that later become the precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a cup with a stem and a base. Since the days of early Christianity chalices have been made of precious metals, such as gold and silver. Today chalices may be made of some other metals, but the inside must be gold plated. Before a chalice is used it must be blessed by a bishop.
The Paten: The Paten is a round gold plated saucer shaped vessel that is placed on top of the chalice. The bread or host is placed on the paten and it is offered up to God. The paten must be consecrated by a bishop.
The Ciborium: The ciborium is similar to a chalice, but it has a lid or cover. It is used to hold the Holy Communion that is distributed to the faithful. It's construction is like that of a chalice.
The Instinction Set: The Intinction set looks like a bowl with a small cup in the middle. Both are gold plated on the inside. It is used to hold the Body and Blood of Christ for distribution to the faithful.
The Cruets: The cruets are the vessels that hold the wine and water for Mass. Along with them is the lavabo bowl and towel for abluting (cleansing) the priest's hands.
THOUGHTS TO PONDER
July 12, 2020
"The seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold."
"Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God."
"As we show mercy, we shall receive mercy. We harvest what we sow."
Ven. Fulton Sheen
Let your roots grow down into HIm and let your lives be built on Him - "Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness."
"With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson
July 5, 2020
"God's spirit, who is in you, is greater than the devil, who is in the world."
1 John 4:4
"If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave."
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
"Do not abandon yourselves in despair. We are Easter people and hallelujah is our song." Pope John Paul II
"The world is full of good people. I you can't find one be one."
St. Teresa of Calcutta
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Everyone please stay safe, stay healthy, and may God watch over and protect each member of our parish in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Your friend in Christ,
Father Gary Spencer