We recognize that the Sacraments have a visible and invisible reality, a reality open to all the human senses but grasped in its God-given depths with the eyes of faith. When parents hug their children, for example, the visible reality we see is the hug. The invisible reality the hug conveys is love. We cannot "see" the love the hug expresses, though sometimes we can see its nurturing effect in the child.
The visible reality we see in the Sacraments is their outward expression, the form they take, and the way in which they are administered and received. The invisible reality we cannot "see" is God's grace, his gracious initiative in redeeming us through the death and Resurrection of his Son. His initiative is called grace because it is the free and loving gift by which he offers people a share in his life, and shows us his favor and will for our salvation. Our response to the grace of God's initiative is itself a grace or gift from God by which we can imitate Christ in our daily lives.
“We profess that the sacraments of the new law were all instituted by Jesus Christ our Lord. Jesus’ words and actions during his hidden life and public ministry were already salvific, for they anticipated the power of his Paschal mystery. Sacraments are powers that come forth from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are the masterworks of God in the new and everlasting covenant.”
~ Catechism of the Catholic Church #1114-1116
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
& 4:00 p.m. Filipino Mass in Chapel
Monday, No Mass
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 8:00 a.m. in Rectory Chapel
School Days, 9:00 a.m. in Church
Non-School Days, 8:00 a.m. in Chapel
9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. in Church
Saturday, 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
or by appointment
Prayer Group - All are welcome
Monday, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in the Rectory Chapel
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