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Come to Sunday dinner

 

The colored eggs have been hunted, the boiled eggs eaten, and we’ve probably had our fill of the chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks.

Some folks followed their family traditions of camping out in a local park for the entire Easter weekend, cooking out and enjoying family time, while others barbecued at home, or enjoyed a big family meal after church on Easter Sunday.

We all have our traditions.

And one of the most beautiful traditions of our faith family is gathering each Sunday for that most special of family meals: the Eucharist.

We are fed the living Bread of Heaven, nourished with the life-giving Blood of the Lamb, filled with the goodness of the Word of God.

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world,” Jesus said (John 6:51).

And we are called to this supper by Christ himself.

During the Passover meal with his disciples, “... he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.’ And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you’” (Luke 22: 19-20).

This is an invitation to enter fully into communion with our risen Lord and Savior, to partake fully of the abundant life promised, if we choose to believe and live lives of faith. This is not a casual dinner invitation.

Approach the table of the Lord -- the altar -- with reverence.

So transformative and mystical is this Supper of the Lamb that St. Francis of Assisi marveled, “What wonderful majesty! What stupendous condescension! O sublime humility! That the Lord of the whole universe, God and the Son of God, should humble Himself like this under the form of a little bread, for our salvation.”

Churches across the country and around the world filled with CEOs this past Sunday -- Christmas and Easter only visitors.

But we have a standing invitation to eat with our risen Savior every Sunday.

Will you gather around the table this Sunday to enjoy the supper of the Lamb with the Lamb of God?

Join the family for Sunday dinner at St. Ann’s. Masses are at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., noon (Spanish), and 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.stannlv.org.

 
 
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