Friday, July 30, 2010

Sacred Reading

One of the most challenging tasks assigned to a parish Priest is found in an oath made during the “Liturgy for the ordering of Priests.” The oath to which I refer says the following:

Will you then give your faithful diligence always so to minister the Doctrine and Sacraments, and the Discipline of Christ, as the Lord hath commanded, and as this Church hath received the same, according to the Commandments of God; so that you may teach the people committed to your Cure and Charge with all diligence to keep and observe the same?

The answer given by the priest to be is: I will so do, by the help of the Lord. Doing this however seems to consume much of a diligent priest’s time, thanks be to God that we are not left to our own devices. There are a great many tools and helps in the accomplishment of this task. In my search for helps that pass on the teaching of the church “As this Church hath received the same,” I have found few as valuable as "Touchstone Magazine". When asked for reading material, I usually commend this magazine to all in my parish. The following link will take you to previous issues that may be read in part or in their entirety.

Happy reading!

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