After much thought and prayer, and with a great desire for the community to return to worship and the reception of the Eucharist, the Pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer Church has decided to end the practice of live streaming the Mass.
“The primary way to enter into this Eucharistic Revival is through attendance at Mass. There are three main aspects of this. First, there is the simple reality of being present when the graces of Christ’s Paschal Mystery are offered to us once again. There are graces that come simply from being present at Mass, and Christ can continue to apply the grace of salvation to our lives in that moment.
Second, there is the reality of receiving Holy Communion. Through our reception of Holy Communion at Mass, the graces of the Savior are offered to us in a most particular and intimate way.
Finally, there is the communal nature of Christian worship. We are incarnational people, and being physically with one another in the church and worshipping as a community not only has psychological effects but also effects a real change in our hearts. The smells, the sounds, the feel of the pews, the motion toward the altar to receive Communion–all of these aspects of our experience of Mass and many more help the graces to sink more deeply into our lives. Being with those who are grieving the loss of loved ones and those who are joying over the birth of a new child can become part of our prayer and help us to grow in charity toward one another.”
—Fr. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P.