Reverence to the Tabernacle

You may have noticed our beautiful Tabernacle and baldachin have recently been moved from the chapel to the main church. They are a wonderful addition to our liturgies and look as if they were made for the space.

We recently uncovered the original St. Edward’s tabernacle from storage. It has now been beautifully refurbished and returned to its place in the chapel.

During the celebration of the Mass, bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Altar is where the sacrifice is offered. The Tabernacle is the place where we hold the Blessed Sacrament, Christ dwelling in the Eucharist. The Altar and Tabernacle deserve a prominent, central place in our worship space, so as to put Christ at the center of our lives.  This visual alignment of the Tabernacle and Altar allow for the reverence of the Holy Eucharist. It underscores the significance of the sacrifice of the Mass:  where heaven and earth meet. It helps us be mindful that we are in a sacred space.

We hold the Blessed Sacrament in high honor and give it the greatest care. On Saturday, the Blessed Sacrament is transferred from the chapel tabernacle to the main church and remains there until the end of the last Mass on Sundays. It is then transferred to the chapel where you are invited to visit and pray throughout the week. Join us on Sunday evenings at 7:15pm for an hour of Eucharistic Exposition. At any time you visit, the red vigil light next to the Tabernacle indicates the presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

When you come to quietly pray in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, you draw strength knowing that you are in the presence of God. He is near to us in our daily lives—He is love.

 

By |2018-10-05T13:53:02+00:00October 5th, 2018|News, Worship|Comments Off on Reverence to the Tabernacle

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