We had our first session of In Spirit & In Truth – Preparatory Session – on Sat 25 Feb, where 5 groups of 26 Genesians reflected on the word of God – Acts 2:42-47 – and on celebrating the mass; and shared on :
1. Why do I come to Mass?
2. What do I bring to Mass?
3. Our impressions of the new translation
4. Our usual response to change
5. A celebration of the mass where we felt fully engaged
6. The ways in which we take part in the mass
To take a few minutes to prepare for next Sunday’s mass – reflecting on our week, and what we bring to the celebration. After mass, to reflect on what stays with us, how we participated, and how the mass might affect our life and the choices we make that week.
Our closing prayer:
O God, who have taught the ministers of your Church to seek not to be served, but to serve their brothers and sisters, grant, we pray, that they may be effective in action, gentle in ministry, and constant in prayer. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.