My Sacrifice and Yours
Our Participation in the Mass
Our Participation in the Eucharist
Author: Paul Turner
The Mass is the prayer of the Church. It’s not just the prayer of the priest - it is our prayer - the prayer of the baptised people of God. As a baptised people, we share in the priestly ministry of Christ! As priestly ministers of Christ, we all share in his sacrifice and unite our sufferings and burdens with his every time we gather to offer prayer, praise and thanksgiving to him at Mass.
In this short booklet, Paul Turner unpacks the meaning of the sacrifice
of the Mass. In pastoral language, he explores more deeply how our
participation in the Mass unites us to Christ. Through this guided
reflection, we will become aware of the sacrifice Christ made for us,
how we participate in this sacrifice each time we gather and participate
in the Eucharistic mystery, and how we give back as his disciples.
This booklet may be used at any time during the liturgical year, but is
extremely appropriate during the season of Lent. It may be used by
parish worship teams to explore the nature of the Eucharist as sacrifice
as a resource for adult formation sessions.
Each section in this booklet is concluded with questions for discussion
and reflection questions which may be used in small or large group
settings or for personal reflection.
This resource is perfect for:
Saddle stitched/ 4 1/4" x 5 3/8"/ 32 pages/ paperback
- Lay ministers
- Members of your congregation