Saturday, April 27, 2013
MASS GUIDE FOR CHILDREN - 7
Next, we see the priest wash his fingers. The priest does this to show how he wants to, and needs to, be spiritually clean so that he can offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with a clean heart and mind. The Victim on our altar, Jesus the Lord, is perfectly clean and spotless. The priest takes the place of Christ at Mass, and in the same way he must be clean, for God is holy.
We also offer our own little sacrifices with the Host and the Chalice at Mass. So we, too, must be clean in our hearts and minds. When you see the priest wash his fingers at Mass, ask the fire of the Holy Ghost to burn up all that is not pleasing to God in your heart and in your mind.