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  Fall River, Massachusetts
(508) 676-1184
Canon Missæ

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Our Lord Jesus Christ was once and for all to offer Himself to God the Father by dying on the altar of the Cross, to redeem the world from sin, death, and the power of hell. But because His Priesthood was not to end with His Death, at the Last Supper on the night when He was betrayed, He left His beloved spouse the Church a visible sacrifice by which the one Sacrifice which He was to accomplish on the Cross would be made present sacramentally until the end of the world, and its saving power be applied to the forgiveness of the sins we daily commit.
The risen Christ is truly present in the Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of His Body and Blood, the perfect fulfillment of His promise
to remain with us until the end of this world.

Recognize in this bread what hung on the Cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side …
Whatever was in many and varied ways announced beforehand in the sacrifices of the Old Testament
pertains to this one Sacrifice which is revealed in the New Testament.
— 
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430)


Lectors

Lectors read at Mass and other liturgical celebrations. They are expected to review the appointed Scripture readings in advance, and should be confirmed Catholics with competence speaking publicly.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary (as in not ordinary) ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest in administering Holy Communion when a sufficient number of ordinary ministers (i.e., priests and deacons) are not on hand. The pastor appoints qualified lay men and women as extraordinary ministers. Some of our extraordinary ministers bring Holy Communion to the hospitalized and homebound.

Altar Servers

Those interested in serving Mass should already have received their first Holy Communion. Training for new altar servers usually takes place in the fall. St. John Paul II said: "Altar service is a truly holy service. As servants of Jesus Christ, the eternal High Priest, altar servers are called to bring the light of the Gospel to all who live in the darkness." Serve your parish with this holy service.

Palm Sunday 2017

Liturgical Music

Our liturgical musicians (cantors, choristers, organists) enhance the beauty of the Sacred Liturgy by means of music and song.
Their role is not to distract the congregation but rather to help worshipers enter more fully into the prayer of the Church.
Cantors lead the congregation in singing the Sunday Mass and certain other events; participation is by invitation only.
We welcome new members to sing at our liturgies, which incorporate traditional and contemporary chant, hymnody
and choral pieces. We have a special repertoire for:
 

Advent  •  Christmas  •  Lent  •  Easter  •  Televised Masses  •  Feast of Santo Christo

 Collectors

 If you would like to pass the collection basket for Mass offerings, please call the parish office.
We invite all parishioners to this service.