Masses at Gródek

The Church is sustained by the Eucharist. For this reason, we meet Sundays during the academic year to celebrate the Sacred Mass.

Masses at Gródek

We are convinced that an authentic Catholic life is informed by properly living out the Holy Mass as the Eucharist sustains the Church. For this reason, we meet Sundays during the academic year for a joint Mass at Gródek, a Dominican cloister in Kraków. We invite you to share in the community of individuals who support catechumens as they prepare for the sacraments of initiation.
 
This community depends on authentic involvement in the liturgy. Such a commitment begins with internally; therefore, we individually pray “preparatio ad missam” before each Mass. We hold the intentions of our benefactors close to us as we come to before the altar. Mass intentions, which will be included in the Prayers of the Faithful, can be made through our online form. To aid in participation in the Mass, we maintain silence before the collections and in the proper moments of the Roman Canon.
 
Everyone present is invited to join in the offertory. The offertory does not only include financial donations; we also present food for the Sisters at Gródek, gifts for the community present (such as cakes, pastries and fruit), and gifts for the church (bread, wine, flowers, oil, and candles). We share these gifts after Mass and bring such gifts to those who could not attend the celebration. Instead of having a choir, we are led by a cantor who invigorates the whole congregation in chant. Songbooks are distributed at Mass. Some of the chants are Gregorian: in particular, we sing “Asperges Me,” the original antiphon for the Rite of the Sprinkling of Holy Water, during the penitential rite. A member of the congregation serves as lector. 
 
We specifically pray for those preparing for baptism and confirmation. When liturgically appropriate, we celebrate the sacraments of initiation during the Mass. The community which gathers for ­­­­­Mass at Gródek often serves as the first community catechumens know.
 
After the Mass, we meet in meet to converse over refreshments as we want to form a faith community.
 
These Masses are not our own, they belong to Jesus Christ. Therefore, everyone is welcome to join us on Sundays at 11:00 AM.