All Diocesan Articles

 

 

The Coming Together of Heaven and Earth at Mass- A Video Representation

Posted on January 30, 2020 in: News, Reflections

The Coming Together of Heaven and Earth at Mass- A Video Representation

The Veil Removed is a moving 5 minute video that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  

Enjoy and share.

What love is there like to that of Jesus Christ? He chose for the institution of the Eucharist the eve of the day on which He was to be put to death! Men weave the darkest plots against Him, and He thinks only what is the most precious gift He can give them! They think only of lifting Him on an infamous cross to die. He thinks only of raising an altar on which to immolate Himself each day for us. -St. John Vianney

What the Catechism Says:

1370 To the offering of Christ unites not only the members still here on earth, but also those already in the glory of heaven. In communion with and commemorating the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, the Church offers the Eucharistic sacrifice. In the Eucharist the Church is as it were at the foot of the cross with Mary, united with the offering and intercession of Christ.

1419 Having passed from this world to the Father, Christ gives us in the Eucharist the pledge of glory with him. Participation in the Holy Sacrifice identifies us with his Heart, sustains our strength along the pilgrimage of this life, makes us long for eternal life, and unites us even now to the Church in heaven, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the saints.

1326 Finally, by the Eucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all.

335 In her liturgy, the Church joins with the angels to adore the thrice-holy God. She invokes their assistance (in the funeral liturgy's In Paradisum deducant te angeli. . .["May the angels lead you into Paradise. . ."]). Moreover, in the "Cherubic Hymn" of the Byzantine Liturgy, she celebrates the memory of certain angels more particularly (St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and the guardian angels).

The Veil Removed is a visual interpretation of how all heaven and earth unite to celebrate the Holy Eucharist as noted in Catechism #335, #1326, #1370, #1419 and in scripture revelation chapters 4, 5 and 7. It is not meant to portray an exact picture of how this happens.

For more information visit TheVeilRemoved.com


Most Viewed Articles of the Last 30 Days

Let His Love Shine Through What You Do - Colleen Puscas
Music, especially Liturgical music, has always been a passion for Colleen Puscas. Some 30 years ago, she was the director of liturgy and music at Christ the Teacher Parish/Newman Center at Northern Illinois University. Then her husband, Michael, had a job opportunity in Connecticut, so she and her family moved to Colchester. One Sunday morning, after moving there, the family was running late preparing their four children for church, so they ended up attending a later Mass, 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Church. That was the first time Colleen heard the choir sing for Mass, and al...

Read More

advent
Bishop's Column-I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me
September 2022 Four County Catholic I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Maintaining the dignity of life through its entire earthly journey is one of the essential callings of our beliefs. At the core, it defines our Catholic faith and who we are –– sons and daughters of a loving God. A recent development in our diocese serves as a wonderful example of the dignity of life and the biblical teaching of hospitality. What is hospitality? Going beyond the secular understanding of hospitality, which is to extend k...

Read More

Bishop
Our Advertisers Support Our Ministries

Please Support Our Advertisers

 
Signup for Weekly Newsletter


    Recently Added Galleries
    Click to view album: Mass of Ordination  for Fr. Jacob Ramos
    Click to view album: Mass of Ordination for Father Lawrence Barile
    Click to view album: Palm Sunday
    Click to view album: Blessing of the Fleet
    Latest Articles
    'Happy Hour for Couples' Will Enrich Relationships
    Why Don't Our Adult Children Go To Church? A Virtual Program
    Awakening: How is the Holy Spirit at work in your life?
    The Importance of the Eucharistic Revival - Hope & Faith Video Series
    40 Days for Life: Praying to Save Babies

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
    201 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360-4328
    Phone: 860-887-9294