PORTLAND — The annual Neophyte Mass (www.portlanddiocese.org/olff/neophyte-mass) will probably be celebrated on Sunday, June 19 at 10 a.m. on the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. All are welcome and the Mass may also be livestreamed at www.portlandcatholic.org/livestreamed-liturgies.
A neophyte is a newly initiated individual who’s going by the ultimate interval of Christian Initiation, the post-baptismal catechesis referred to as mystagogy. The Neophyte Mass invitations the neophytes and the newly obtained, together with their households and associates in addition to parishioners and neighborhood members, to rejoice of their initiation collectively.
June 19 additionally marks the Solemnity of the Most Holy Physique and Blood of Christ, also referred to as the Feast of Corpus Christi or Corpus Christi Sunday, which celebrates the actual presence of Christ within the Eucharist. The feast is commonly marked by eucharistic processions, throughout which the Blessed Sacrament is carried in a monstrance by the church and into the streets. Such a procession will probably be held on the finish of the Neophyte Mass.
Whereas the neophyte Mass is a time for the Church to have a good time its latest members, the Mass reminds all that religion is way more than reaching an achievement. It’s one thing that have to be lived.
“To develop in religion is one thing we’re all referred to as to do. The ceremonies which befell at Easter had been a part of a journey of development in religion,” mentioned Bishop Robert Deeley. “This ongoing conversion isn’t just for many who have been baptized or obtained into the Church; it’s for the entire neighborhood. Collectively, we develop in our appreciation of God’s work in our lives. Collectively, we develop in an appreciation of God’s love in our lives.”
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