Online Liturgy Resources
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
- Name: Leo Martin Angelo R. Ocampo
- Location: Manila, Philippines
Leo is a seminarian of the Archdiocese of Manila in San Jose Major Seminary. He is currently in his second year of theological studies at the Loyola School of Theology in the Ateneo de Manila University. Every weekend, he is involved in parish apostolate at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Makati City. He is also a Center Moderator for the Ateneo Catechetical Instruction League.
Nevertheless the liturgy is the SUMMIT toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the SOURCE from which all her power flows. For the aim and object of apostolic works is that all who are made sons of God by faith and baptism should come together to praise God in the midst of His Church, to take part in the sacrifice, and to eat the Lord's supper. The liturgy in its turn moves the faithful, filled with "the paschal sacraments," to be "one in holiness"; it prays that "they may hold fast in their lives to what they have grasped by their faith"; the renewal in the eucharist of the covenant between the Lord and man draws the faithful into the compelling love of Christ and sets them on fire. From the liturgy, therefore, and especially from the eucharist, as from a font, grace is poured forth upon us; and the sanctification of men in Christ and the glorification of God, to which all other activities of the Church are directed as toward their end, is achieved in the most efficacious possible way. (SC, 10)