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Understanding the Mass
The Mass is the source and summit of Christian life. In it, Christ makes available powerful graces to souls who respond
adequately to His invitation by seeking a deeper union with Him. Unfortunately, many of us who go to Mass are not suitably disposed
and are not conscious of the tremendous and unfathomable privilege which is present before us at each Eucharist. Hence, we often miss
the boat as far as entering into a profound union with God and thereby experiencing spiritual growth within us.
In order to help us obtain a deeper understanding of the Mass, Fr. Richard explains the Eucharistic rituals in the
Understanding the Mass (mp3).
"Why do we have to go to Mass?" is one of the most frequently asked questions that
students address to their religion teachers, and
recently I received an email from a former student asking for an article that he could share with his friends that answers that very
question. To read more, click HERE.
8 Reasons to go to Mass. Mass is boring." "I don't get anything out of Mass - why
should I go?" "Why can't I just pray alone?"
These are common feelings, especially among young people but among many adults as well. How should we respond? ...
The Road to Emmaus describes the Mass: Luke 24:13-35
Learn how this Gospel reading describes the first Mass after the Resurrection by clicking
HERE to hear Fr. Richardís homily.
Easter Triduum Homilies 2011
Doing The Rite Thing
A series of 5 lectures given by Fr. Martin Farrell, (a Dominican who holds a PhD in Liturgy) on understanding the
true importance of the Liturgy. The main catalysts for these lectures was the new sacramentary of the Roman Missal.
The Mass and the Four Most Important Lessons from Childhood
A thought-provoking essay on the four principal ends of the Mass, and compared them to the
most important lessons learned in the character development during childhood. Ö..visit the following site:
Other pertinent articles:
The Eucharist by Archbishop Thomas Christopher Collins
Theology for Beginners by F. J. Sheed
Modern Misconceptions about the Eucharist by Rev.Regis Scanlon, O.F.M.
Meditations Before Mass by Msgr. Romano Guardini