Monday, June 10, 2013

Treasures of Our Faith

The San Fernando Pastoral Region presents a new series of articles titled “Treasures of our Faith.” The series is authored by Ryan Adams, one of the region’s diaconate candidates and a member of the region’s media team.

In his ninth article, Adams talks about the Gospel reading.

By Ryan Adams

The Gospel is the high point of the liturgy of the word. The word “gospel” means “good news.” It is the true account of the words, actions, and ministry of Jesus and, therefore, very sacred.

As the priest or deacon greets us, we all make a small sign of the cross on the forehead, mouth and over our heart to express that our mind is open to the word, that we will speak and praise the Word, and that we will hold it in our hearts and love the word of God.

When we, as a community of the faithful, respond to the proclamation of the Gospel with the response, “Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ,” we let our minds, lips and hearts proclaim that beautiful response.

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