Christ’s death was on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins. So was the sacramental offering of his blood in the Eucharist. In taking and drinking the Eucharistic cup, the disciples participated in his ‘blood of the covenant.’ As they joined him in forgiving others, their own sins were forgiven, and the purpose of the Eucharist fulfilled.
-Eugene LaVerdiere, SSS
Did You Know?
The Lectionary was developed at the direction of the Second Vatican Council, including a more plentiful sharing of the scriptures. Arranged in a three-year Sunday cycle and two-year daily cycle, the Lectionary allows us to hear almost the entirety of the New Testament, and a good portion of the Old as well. We are currently in Year B and, next week, will hear the Passion from the Gospel according to Mark.