MAUNDY THURSDAY – COMMUNITY COMMITMENT

After the priest renews his promises of Ordination before the his own community, there follows a Community Commitment to be the ‘Community of the Eucharist’

PRIEST: We are the Community of the Bread:

ALL: And so we commit ourselves to the Ministry of Friendship,  building a community that welcomes,
encourages and values one another.

PRIEST: We are the Community of the Cup:  

ALL: And so we commit ourselves to sharing one another’s joys and sorrows in ever-deepening love.

PRIEST: We are the Community of the Water and the Towel:  

ALL: And so we commit ourselves to serve together the people among whom we live,  embracing the challenge of Christ’s Mission.

PRIEST: We are the Community of Ministry:  

ALL: And so we commit ourselves to accept the Gifts of the Spirit using them in partnership for the nurturing of our Community in Mission for  the Renewal of the Church and for the Healing of the World.

PRIEST: We are the Community of the Eucharist:  

ALL: And so we commit ourselves to Love made practical in compassion and passion, in strong justice and gentle caring. We gladly accept to be shaped by the Eucharist we celebrate,  and give ourselves to the work of Christ now and forever … Amen!

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