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Monday, June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014 Faith Formation

V:  Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
R:  And kindle in them the fire of your love.
V:  Send forth your spirit and they shall be created.
R:  And you shall renew the face of the earth.
V:  O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord,
R:  Amen.

Pray together:

Breathe into me, Holy Spirit,
that my thoughts may all be holy.
Move in me, Holy Spirit,
that my work, too, may be holy.
Attract my heart, Holy Spirit,
that I may love only what is holy.
Strengthen me, Holy Spirit,
that I may defend all that is holy.
Protect me, Holy Spirit,
that I may always be holy.

Sing:  Come Holy Ghost, Creator Blest  443

Passage I

“…what is revealed is passed on by means of the tradition and therefore the virtue of faith requires that we give assent to what pertains to Sacred Tradition.  But at certain times in history and particularly in modern times, there has been a rejection of the tradition, and introduction of novelty and constant changing of everything from doctrinal formulations to the monuments.  Because the monumental structure of churches has changed, often what people believe has changed.  Since monuments manifest our faith (like the liturgy), if the monuments are modified too much, one can be left with the impression that the faith has changed.”  (Fr. Chad Ripperger:  The Binding Force of Tradition, pg. 45)

Before heading into Scripture, some things to consider:

 “But the records of the Last Supper contain few details concerning the ceremonial of the meal, probably because this ceremonial was not meant to be the lasting setting of the celebration.”  (Joseph A Jungmann, SJ: The Mass of the Roman Rite, pg. 7)

 “In Christ’s day the paschal meal was surrounded with a very complicated ceremonial.” (cf 8)

 “As the NT accounts intimate by their omission of nearly all details of the paschal feast, the setting of the paschal rite was not considered.” (cf 9)

“Besides the liturgy of the Old Law in which everyone regularly took part, there was also this new celebration, which was referred to only by suggestion, and to which the Christians had to come in smaller groups and in their own dwellings.” (cf 10)

Acts 2:42  “And they held steadfastly to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers.”  (CCC 950, 1329, 2624)

Acts 2:46  “And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts.”  (eg: 3:1, 20: 7, Lk. 24:53, CCC 584)

1 Corinthians 11: 17-34

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