About Us - Mass
ICCONA believes the Most Holy Eucharist is the "Sacrament of Sacraments" in which Christ Jesus the Lord himself is contained, offered, and received. Through this solemn celebration, the Church continually lives, grows, and is nourished.
The Eucharistic Sacrifice is the memorial of the death, life, and Resurrection of the Lord, in which the sacrifice of the cross is perpetuated through the ages. The Holy Eucharist is the "source and summit" of all worship within the Christian life. Thus, the celebration of the Holy Eucharist is the action of Christ himself and the Church. In a very special way, the Church on Earth is joined to the Church Triumphant in Heaven. Jesus Christ Our Lord, through the ministry of the priest, offers himself, substantially present under the presence of bread and wine, to God the Father and gives himself as spiritual food to all the faithful united with his offering.
As we participate in the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, on earth, it is a true participation in the New and Eternal Banquet being celebrated forever in the Kingdom of Heaven. The Eucharistic Celebration is Jesus' Gift to the Church. Again, the Church teaches that Christ is present to us in other ways at the Holy Eucharist besides in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Jesus is always present in His Church, especially in her liturgical celebrations. He is present in the sacrifice of the Mass, not only in the person of His minister, "the same now offering, through the ministry of priests, who formally offered himself on the cross," but especially under the Eucharistic species. Jesus, by His power, He is present in the Sacraments, so that when a man baptizes it is really Christ Himself who baptizes. Jesus Christ is present in His Word, since it is He Himself who speaks when the Holy Scriptures are read in the Church. Lastly, Jesus Christ is present when the Church prays and sings, for He promised: "Where two or more are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matt. 18:20)
The Liturgy of the Hours is our union with the prayer life of the Church on a daily basis which sanctifies each day. We understand the importance of embracing and supporting one another, while continually challenging ourselves to embrace the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We most humbly invited you to join us in our celebration of the Mass each week.at 10:00 am Sundays.
We are currently celebrate the Mass at the private Chapel of our Archbishop, and pray that you might consider joining with us.
Phone: (Cell) 936-641-3631
Mon - Fri: by appointment
Sat: by appointment
Sunday - Mass at 1000 am