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Phone: 053 942 1117Emergency Mobile: 087 237 8773  / Email: goreyparish@gmail.com

Notice Regarding Mass Times: Due to current Government guidelines there are no public Masses.
Join us in the celebration of our private Mass at 10.00 a.m. everyday via our Online Mass tab by clicking here or on FM106 radio.
 
Our Church is open everyday for personal prayer after our private 10:00 a.m. Mass and it is closed every evening after the Rosary.

(Catechism of the Catholic Church 1322–1419)

Once we become members of Christ’s family, he does not let us go hungry, but feeds us with his own body and blood through the Eucharist. In the Old Testament, as they prepared for their journey in the wilderness, God commanded his people to sacrifice a lamb and sprinkle its blood on their doorposts, so the Angel of Death would pass by their homes. Then they ate the lamb to seal their covenant with God. This lamb prefigured Jesus. He is the real "Lamb of God," who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29).

Through Jesus we enter into a New Covenant with God (Luke 22:20), who protects us from eternal death. God’s Old Testament people ate the Passover lamb. Now we must eat the Lamb that is the Eucharist. Jesus said, "Unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood you have no life within you" (John 6:53). At the Last Supper he took bread and wine and said, "Take and eat. This is my body . . . This is my blood which will be shed for you" (Mark 14:22–24). In this way Jesus instituted the sacrament of the Eucharist, the sacrificial meal Catholics consume at each Mass.

The Catholic Church teaches that the sacrifice of Christ on the cross occurred "once for all"; it cannot be repeated (Heb. 9:28). Christ does not "die again" during Mass, but the very same sacrifice that occurred on Calvary is made present on the altar. That’s why the Mass is not "another" sacrifice, but a participation in the same, once-for-all sacrifice of Christ on the cross. Paul reminds us that the bread and the wine really become, by a miracle of God’s grace, the actual body and blood of Jesus: "Anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself" (1 Cor. 11:27–29). After the consecration of the bread and wine, no bread or wine remains on the altar. Only Jesus himself, under the appearance of bread and wine, remains.


Adoration Times

Due to the COVID 19 Government Restrictions Adoration times have been modified

St. Michael’s Church

  • Monday 2.00pm - 6.00pm

St Kevin's Church, Tara Hill

  • Wednesday 4.00pm - 7.00pm.
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St. Michaels Parish
Parish Office, Presbytery,
St. Michael's Road, Gorey,
Co. Wexford, Y25 DF 89

Phone: 053 942 1117
Email:
goreyparish@gmail.com
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