O Most Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph

O Most Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph
In you we place all our faith and all our trust.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Why Go to Mass? # 1

+ JMJ +

I compiled some wonderful responses from Fr. Z's blogpost -- great reminders!

From Super Trad Mum:

1)  I go to Mass to worship God in the Eucharist and take part in the Mystery of Calvary.
2)  Like Mother Teresa, I go to look at God and give Him time to look at me.

From Louise A:

1)  To adore God.
2)  To thank God.
3)  To obtain grace.
4)  To offer a Reparation to God for our sins and the sins of the whole world. 

(Suggestion for kids:  Perhaps you can offer up the times when you find yourself bored at Mass. Let's offer up that "suffering" for souls.)

 The Catholic Mass - Fyodor Bronnikov

The Catholic Mass by Fyodor Bronnikov  (Source)

From Introibo:

To receive the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Blessed Lord in the Holy Eucharist.

From iPadre:

To personally stand at Calvary and witness the sacrifice of the Living God. (I imagine this with my mind's eye when I look at the altar during Consecration.)

To offer my life (prayers, works, joys and sufferings, my whole being) to God, in union with the Sacrifice of the Lamb of God.

From pm12:

Being at Mass is our way to Him and His Way to us through His Priests.

From Young Canadian Male:

Because missing Mass -- without appropriate reason or unforeseen circumstances that prevent one from going -- places the person in a state of mortal sin. 

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