(4.37) The Offering, Oblation
In this prayer, the priest offers the Son to the Father on behalf of humanity and the world. The priest represents not only humanity but Christ as well so he is able to offer the Son to the Father in our behalf.
The Priest says:
we offer you in thanksgiving
this holy and living sacrifice.
Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church
and, recognizing the sacrificial Victim by whose death
you willed to reconcile us to yourself,
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of your Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.