OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The Parish of St. Agatha is committed to evangelization. By spreading the Good News of God's love
and salvation, we hope to encourage a greater commitment to Love and to follow Christ, welcome
new disciples into the Catholic Church, and to promote peace and justice in our parish, our community, and our world.
MINISTRY OF WORSHIP
Each of the sacraments is grounded in the words and actions of Jesus and in the traditions of the Christian community. As Catholics, we believe that Jesus instituted the seven sacraments by his teaching and example. Through the sacraments we receive grace, God's presence and help in our lives. The sacraments draw us closer to God, build up the Church, give worship to God, and they satisfy our human hunger for God.
(Matthew 26:26, Luke 2:19, John 6:35-71) The Eucharist is the heart and center of our Catholic faith. It is a celebration of our unity with each other and with the risen Christ. The Eucharist, also called the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, is more than just a meal. The Catholic community gathers around the Lord's Table to Remember and make present again the sacrifice of Jesus who gave his life for us on the cross.
The celebration of the Eucharist or Mass has two main parts. The first is the Liturgy of the Word, in which God speaks to us through the Scriptures. The second part is the Liturgy of the Eucharist, in which the bread and wine, consecrated by the Priest, become the body and blood of Christ. We eat and drink the consecrated bread and wine, which are Christ's body and blood, his very life shared with us. as commanded by Jesus on the night before he died. As Catholics, we believe that Christ is truly present in the Eucharist.
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