There are three Memorial Acclamations in the Roman Missal, which the priest introduces by saying “The Mystery of Faith.” Since the promulgation of the revised Missal, we have been praying the first one, and although repetition is good for us in many ways, it seems time to delve further into the Mystery and learn something new about it by praying the Acclamation which most strongly reminds us (“memorializes”) what we have just witnessed. The Acclamation
occurs just after the priest has consecrated the elements–our Lord is present on the altar, thus it is appropriate that we address Him. The words we sing/say are:
Save us, Savior of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.
Please learn them, and join in prayerfully acclaiming our Lord present to us in the Eucharist.
The Feast of St. Blaise occurs on February 3rd. As most of you are not able to attend mass on that day, the blessing of throats will be offered following all masses next weekend, February 6-7–the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday and Lent!