(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.