The Liturgy is the source and summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the fount from which all the Church’s power flows. [Vatican Council II, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, Article 10]
The liturgical life of Saint Brigid Parish is embodied in our communal prayer throughout the week and throughout the Liturgical Year of the Church. This takes shape in many forms: Mass, Sacraments, Liturgy of the Hours and various other rites that flow from our Sunday Celebration of Eucharist as a community.
By a tradition handed down from the Apostles and having its origin from the very day of Christ’s resurrection, the Church celebrates the paschal mystery every eighth day, which, with good reason, bears the name of the Lord’s Day or Sunday. [Vatican Council II, Constitution on the Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, Article 106]
The center of a parish liturgical life is the Sunday Eucharist celebrated on the Lord’s Day. The parish gathers on Sunday, as a community of believers, the Body of Christ, to offer praise and thanksgiving to God.
“The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us….They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1131