The Holy Eucharist is our most treasured gift of the Church. It is the source and summit of our Christian life and stands above all else. As Advent begins, we wait anxiously for the coming of Jesus. Let us remember that Jesus is truly with us at every Mass in the Holy Eucharist. We receive Him and all the graces He bestows upon us. The Holy Eucharist is a gift of the Church and a gift to you.
The Divine Office, or Liturgy of the Hours, is a collection of prayers, psalm, and scripture readings that has been a part of the Church’s prayer life since almost its beginnings. When the Liturgy of the Hours is prayed you are praying as one in the name of the Church, and in union with the Pope, clergy, religious and laity throughout the world who are praying it. It is so powerful when all of our prayers are united together. The Divine Office is a gift of the Church and a gift to you.