“The various communities will fi nd their own ways to mark this Sunday with a certain solemnity”.
Pope Francis’ words in the letter Aperuit illis, which establishes the Sunday of the Word of God, help us to understand the importance of this Pastoral Resource. This resource has been prepared for parish communities and those who gather for the Sunday celebration of the Holy Eucharist, so they may live this Sunday more intensely. We need to make the Eucharistic celebration a real time of encounter, where believers know they are called by the Spirit to celebrate together the mystery of the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Listening to the Word of God it is a good that sheds light on the path of our life and allows us to be fed by the Word and by the Body and Blood of Christ, supporting and strengthening us to be witnesses in the world.
This resource can help meet these needs and, perhaps, help make the Eucharistic celebration a solemn occasion for rediscovering the joy of celebrating the mystery of our salvation as a believing people.