Keeping the Lord's Day Holy - Celebrating the Liturgy of the Word
As Catholics we recognize Sunday as ‘the Lord’s Day’ and follow the Scriptural imperative to “keep holy the Lord’s day.” (Exodus 20: 8ff). The Church calls us to do this through gathering as a community for Mass. Currently this Sunday ‘obligation’ is revoked.
We can keep the Lord’s Day holy during lockdown in many ways. For each Sunday the diocesan Liturgy Centre prepare a Liturgy of the Word. This framework for breaking open the Word of God and enabling it to speak with and to the experience of life is a hands-on participatory experience of prayer. It is prepared mindful of family dynamics and an appreciation of inclusion.
Pope Francis reminds us that a relationship with Jesus “is intimate, it is personal, but it is in a community” (Homily April 17, 2020). Jesus’ disciples always lived their relationship with the Lord as a community. Celebrating the Liturgy of the Word gathers us as a community (our bubble community).