The sacramental moments in life are bound together through our weekly Sunday celebrations where we gather as a neighborhood community of friends, but also as one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church praising and thanking our God with one voice.
As humans we crave ritual. We sing happy birthday, shoot fireworks on the Fourth of July, convene at Art Hill after a big snow, dress up on Halloween, eat turkey on Thanksgiving. These rituals help us call to mind and celebrate realities that are bigger than words and concepts. Our Sacraments are ancient rituals which invite us to mark time—past, present, and future.
As humans we seek relationships. Our Sacraments invite us to nurture our relationships,with God and each other. Sacraments connect the rich and meaningful traditions of the universal Church to all Catholic Christians around the world.
As humans we are part of the Great Mystery. We recognize the presence of God in our sacramental moments and embrace the potential to become changed and renewed beings. God is everywhere, if only we have eyes to see and ears to hear. When we recognize the presence of God, we can be transformed.
At St. Margaret of Scotland, we place a premium on the Sacramental life of the Church. And we like to party, liturgically and otherwise. We parade through the Shaw Neighborhood on Palm Sunday; we feast, dance and play music at our yearly Highlander; we pray and meditate during the Feast Day of St. Margaret; we enjoy our children’s singing on Christmas Eve; and we joyfully gather to welcome the newly baptized through exquisite celebrations of the Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday).
St. Margaret of Scotland