Christ promised: “Where two or three are gathered in my name there am I in their midst”. This is particularly true when the people of God gather to celebrate the eucharist. Christ’s Spirit is then present and active in the community, and is the source of their prayer and praise and the proclamation of God’s wonderful works. Christ speaks to his people in his word and gives himself under the eucharistic signs of bread and wine to the life and food of the community. When the priest greets the people with the words “The Lord be with you”, he is stating a fact-the Lord is with his people as they gather to celebrate the eucharist.                          An extract from The Sunday Missal