‘Gift to Parishioners’


While cooking in my kitchen this afternoon, I found myself singing the words of the Mass Gloria hymn, “We give You thanks for Your great glory...” It was on my mind because of the discussion in your Letters to the Editor (CNY, June 23 and July 7) .

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our priests took one Sunday a month, say, to give a teaching on a part of the Mass? I would imagine many of us “go to Mass” and would be hungry to participate with more understanding and piety.

Priests have a captive audience each Sunday. What a gift to parishioners to help us go deeper into all that the Sacrifice of the Mass means and offers to us.

Thanks to the people in the pews who have brought this particular prayer to our attention.

Mary Phillips



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