Bring an attitude of prayer and thanksgiving to Mass, and you will reap great spiritual riches: consolation, confidence, peace, deep happiness, and spiritual strength for the challenges of life. —James Stenson
“COME AND SEE”
With these simple words, Christ invited his followers to join Him in a life of faith and commitment. He extends the same invitation to each of us today. In Mass we are given the opportunity to respond and accept the love, forgiveness and challenge of a Christian life.
- We hear the Word — Through timeless Old and New Testament stories and Gospel readings we learn about how to live in the world today. We meet the living Word.
- We build community — It is difficult to live a Christian life in isolation. Worshipping together, we become part of a community that guides, supports, challenges and embraces us.
- We become the Body of Christ — Each time we receive the Eucharist, we remember Christ’s sacrifice for us and accept His commandment to offer ourselves as a living sacrifice for the world. We become what we eat, the Body and Blood of Christ.
- We gather strength to serve — Mass is more than a one-hour a week commitment. Our worship prepares us to go out and serve our brothers and sisters, uplifted by love and filled with thanks and praise.
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For an in-depth explanation of the Mass, go to the Roman Missal Formation Materials provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.