something more is required than the mere observance of the laws governing valid and licit celebration; it is [his] duty also to ensure that the faithful take part fully aware of what they are doing, actively engaged in the rite, and enriched by its effects" ( Constitraion on the Sacred Liturgy, n. 11), that is, entering into a personal relationship with God which inÂˇ volves how they actually think, will, feel, and act. Hopefully, the sacramental renewal initiated by Vatican Council II eventually will release sacramental celebration from the bonds of ceremonialism, so that the use of the word and sacraments can be truly a personal exchange between God and man for life's needs where life is lived. The priest's vocation is to bring about this exchange through the word and sacraments, and there is no place, no time, no institution, no human enterprise in which this exchange is not desperately needed. FURTHER READING
Bouyer, Louis, Liturgical Piety, Notre Dame, Ind., University oÂŁ Notre Dame Press, 1955. Cooke, Bernard, Christian Sacraments and Christian Personality, New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965. Come, Let Us Worship, Baltimore, Helicon Press, 1961. Martimort, A. G., The Signs of the Covenant, Collegeville, Liturgical Press, 1963. Rahner, Karl, The Church and the Sacraments, New York, Herder & Herder, 1963. Schillebeeckx, Edward, Christ the Sacrament of the Encounter with God, New York, Sheed & Ward, 1963. Taylor, Michael ]., ed., Liturgical Renewal in the Christian t;hurches, Baltimore, Helicon, 1967.