All new students and their families and friends are invited to join together with the Cabrini community for a Welcoming Mass at the Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of Saint Joseph on August 26 at a time to be determined.
The Matriculation Ceremony will follow on the Edith Robb Dixon Athletic Field (next to the Dixon Center).
What Is Mass?
Since the second century, the Mass (or the Eucharistic Liturgy) has had a structure that is common to all Catholics.
The Mass is a sacrifice in the sense that Jesus Christ—through the bishop or priest celebrating the Mass—makes present sacramentally His saving and sacrificial death on the Cross, by which he redeemed us from our sins.
This Eucharistic sacrifice is the memorial of Christ’s redeeming death. The term memorial in this context is not simply a remembrance of past events; it makes present in a sacramental manner the sacrifice of the Cross of Christ and His victory.
“When the Church celebrates the Eucharist, the memorial of her Lord’s death and resurrection, this central event of salvation becomes really present, and ‘the work of our redemption is carried out.’”
—Ecclesia de Eucharistia, encyclical letter of his holiness Pope John Paul II, 1:11
“The Eucharistic sacrifice is offered to adore and thank God, to pray for all our needs, and to gain pardon for our sins.”
—United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, pp. 217‑223