The Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of Christian Life (LG. 11). Jesus instituted the Eucharist at Last supper and asked the Apostles “Do this in memory of me” (Lk 22:19). Thus from Apostolic times, the Church has been celebrating the Holy Mass uninterruptedly (Acts 2:46).
The present form of celebrating the Holy Mass has two tables, the Table of the Word and the Table of the Bread (GIRM Chapter II. No.28).The Church officially provides the Lectionary with fixed biblical texts for proclaiming the WORD in the daily celebration of Holy Mass (GILH Chapter II, Nos.36&37).
Many great saints have experienced the grace of the Word of God which helped them to participate in the Liturgy “fully, consciously and actively” (SC. 14). The Readings nourish the participants with strength to put the message into practice and witness to Jesus’ love and service to the larger society (SC. 10).
To help the people of God for proper preparation to read and to listen to the Word of God in daily Mass, various aids are made available, for example: Liturgical diaries, Reflections, Sermon books, I- breviary, Loudate , Websites, etc.
In the age of electronics, digital media plays a prominent role in the proclamation of the Word. I am happy to launch the Liturgical readings Telugu App, “DIVYA POOJA PATANAALU”. It is a lay initiative that would help the Telugu speaking Catholic World, both Clergy and Laity in accessing the daily Mass Readings in their smart phones right on their palms. This App is not meant for usage in Liturgy but a timely tool for preparation for proper participation in Holy Eucharist.
I specially appreciate and thank Jesus Youth (Warangal unit) and EthicCoders Technologies, who have worked hard to make this app a reality. May God's choicest Blessing be upon them and may they continue to serve the Church through technology and other innovations.
God Bless the Church in Telugu Naadu.
+ Udumala Bala, Bishop of Warangal &
Chairman of TCBC Commission for Liturgy
March 24, 2017