WELCOME TO LET US PRAY
A Doctor of Ministry Project
HOW THE PROJECT WORKS
Let Us Pray is a four-week series on the meaning of the universal priesthood and participation in the Mass. Participants will engage in liturgical catechesis, a blend of prayer, reflection, learning, and discussion, to delve into the Eucharistic Prayer. The goal is for participants to grow in their understanding of how they actively participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and how their participation is necessary and unique from the action of the clergy.
Each of the four weeks of Let Us Pray explores different parts of the Eucharistic Prayer. Participants will engage in prayer, reflection, learning, and online group discussion to grow in their understanding of how they participate in the Mass.
SESSION 1: MYSTERY
April 4 - April 10, 2021
How can God be justly praised? Is our prayer sufficient for God? How does faith help a person pray? Why is the Mass a mystery?
The session will explore the theological meaning of mystery and the action of entering into the mystery of the Eucharistic Prayer as an act of faith.
SESSION 2: PRESENCE
April 11 - April 17, 2021
How is Jesus made present in the Eucharist? Where did the words of the Consecration come from? How is our presence made known to God at Mass?
The session will dive into the importance of presence and the significance of both Jesus' presence in the Eucharist and our presence for the sacrificial offering.
SESSION 3: SACRIFICE
April 18 - April 24, 2021
What does it mean to reverence and worship God through sacrifice? How is the Eucharist a memorial? Why is sacrifice so important to God?
This session will reflect on the significance of sacrifice and its role in worship, as well as the necessary action of the Holy Spirit at Mass.
SESSION 4: WORSHIP
April 25 - May 1, 2021
Why is the Mass an act of communal prayer and worship? How can Jesus' sacrifice become a personal act of worship? How are we united to Jesus at Mass?
The session will explore worship as the action of the Mystical Body of Christ and what that means for those who are present at Mass.
I look forward to journeying with you as we all dive deeper in to the mystery of the Sacrifice of the Mass. Together, Let Us Pray.