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St. Genevieve

The Church of St. Genevieve's was founded as a parish of the Archdiocese of St. Paul in 1853. 

As disciples of Jesus Christ, parishioners are called to worship God, to participate in life-long faith formation and to serve God in our communities.


Dear Friends,

     This week we will focus on Article 18: Sharing Christ's Sacrifice in our continued discussion on the Catechesis of the Mass.
     Let's begin with Christ's own sacrifice. His sacrifice has both historical and eternal aspects. The core of his sacrifice was expressed in his prayer in the garden of Gethsemane: "Not my will but yours be done." His sacrifice was his surrender to the Father's will in all things, no matter what that might cost. This commitment led to his death and resurrection. But his surrender to the Father's will is eternal, and it is that aspect of his sacrifice that we are invited to share.    
     The Eucharistic Prayer is based on Jewish prayer forms. It begins with praise of God and then recalls many reasons we have to be thankful to God. Then it asks God to continue to work wonders in our own time and concludes with a final acclamation of praise. In the Christian versions of this prayer, what God has done for us culminates in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We recall what Jesus did so that we might unite ourselves with his sacrifice. To do that means to surrender our wills to the Father's will just as he did. It means being willing to give ourselves for others as he did. It means being willing to accept whatever comes as a result of our faithfulness to the Father's will.  For Jesus, that meant death on the cross and resurrection to new life.   We share in Christ's sacrifice to the extent that we embrace his attitude, his act of will, his relationship with the Father.  

    In this process, we become one with Christ and are caught up in his offering of himself to the Father.  

Of course, sharing in Christ's sacrificial act here at Mass is not enough. If we join him in his surrender to the Father's will here, then we have to live that out all through the week. That is the way that we truly share Christ's sacrifice, and it is that kind of faithful living that makes what we do here true and authentic worship.                        

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Greg Esty



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4:30 PM at St. Genevieve Parish Center

  8:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Church
10:30 AM at St. Genevieve Parish Center-

No Nursery Until September

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