When we are dismissed at the end of Mass and cry out, "Thanks Be to God," it's not because we're relieved that the service is finally over. In the final words of the concluding rite of the Mass, we thank God because we're being sent on a mission. Oscar Romero, the former Archbishop of San Salvador, once said that each person is God's microphone. Listen to this message from our guest preacher, Deacon Juve Vela, about how the Mass prepares us and, in fact, demands that we "go and announce the Gospel of the Lord."
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Fr. Roger Gustafson is the Pastor of Saint Brendan Church in San Francisco