Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Such confidence we have through Christ"

our qualification comes from God, who has indeed qualified us as ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit
-- 2 Cor 3:4-11
 In the consecratory prayer for ordination of deacons, the Church confesses:

Almighty God . . .,

You make the Church, Christ's body,

grow to its full stature as a new and greater temple.

You enrich it with every kind of grace

and perfect it with a diversity of members

to serve the whole body in a wonderful pattern of unity.

You established a threefold ministry of worship and service,

for the glory of your name.

As ministers of your tabernacle you chose the sons of Levi

and gave them your blessing as their everlasting inheritance.
-- CCC 1543

Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

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