Our parish is involved in the Generations of Faith program as a means of engaging in whole parish catechesis and faith formation. Our focus for the year will be the seven sacraments, and we are beginning with the Eucharist. In addition to periodic small group gatherings that are optional, our focus on the Eucharist in particular is being integrated into our Sunday gathering and worship. Before beginning Mass, Father shared a brief (four minute) instruction/reflection on the Introductory Rite of the Mass and in his homily spoke on once again keeping holy the Sabbath. The closing line of his homily struck me profoundly:
"Make holy the Sabbath, and in some sure way,
the Sabbath will make you holy, too."