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WINNERS OF THE CWL RAFFLE TICKETS: 1st Prize, $ 500.00 – Chris Cahill, 2nd Prize,
$ 300.00 – Paul Levy, 3rd Prize, $ 100.00 – Marleen Scouten, 4th Prize, $ 100.00 – Andrea Lee.

ZUMBA FITNESS: On Tuesday, November 6, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Flora Kennedy will be evaluated by Debbie Jensen (Instructor Competency Evaluation) to be a Zumba Instructor at Burnaby Recreational Centre.
Please come and support her.

CHRISTMAS CAKES: Christmas cakes will NOT be available this year, as campaign life coalition are not distributing them to BC. CLC THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN THE PAST.

Constitution on the Liturgy: The Eucharist.

47. At the last supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his body and blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved spouse, the church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity.

48. The church, spares no effort in trying to endure that, when present at this mystery of faith, Christian believers should not be there as strangers or silent spectators. On the contrary, having a good grasp of it through the rites and prayers, they should take part in the sacred action, actively, fully aware, and devoutly. They should be formed by God’s word, and be nourished at the table of the Lord’s Body. They should give thanks to God.

51. The treasures of the bible are to be opened up so that a richer fare may be provided for the faithful at the table of God’s word. In this way the more significant part of the sacred scriptures will be read to the people over a fixed number of years.
52. By means of the homily, the mysteries of the faith and the guiding principles of the Christian life are expounded from the sacred text during the course of the liturgical year.

53. The “common prayer” or “prayer of the faithful” is to be restored after the gospel and homily.

Here are some of the changes in the Mass:

1. The priest celebrates the Mass facing the people rather than having his back to the people. There is a spiritual and real presence of the Risen Lord in the Eucharist, in the Word that is proclaimed, in the sacraments, in the gathered community and in the presider. “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them”. Matthew 18:20.

2. The liturgy is in English and other vernacular languages.
3. There are various ministries: presiders, readers, communion ministers, servers, leader of song, cantor, greeters, ushers, leaders of children’s liturgy.
4. The ideal is that the gathered community prays and sings.
5. The Word of God in the Scriptures is proclaimed usually three readings: Old Testament and responsorial psalm, Epistle and Gospel. We read the Gospel of Matthew, Mark and Luke during a three year cycle. The Gospel of John is read every year, especially during the Lent and Easter Season.
6. There are several Eucharistic Prayers for all and 3 for children.
7. The Prayer of the Faithful and the Sign of Peace were reintegrated into the liturgy.
8. Communion may be received in the hand or on the tongue.
9. Communion may be received in both forms of bread and wine, the Body and Blood of Christ. “Holy Communion has a fuller form as a sign when it is distributed under both kinds. For in this form the sign of the Eucharistic bouquet is more clearly evident and clear expression is given to the divine will by which the new and eternal Covenant is ratified in the Blood of the Lord”. Instruction on Roman Missal, 2002, n. 281.