HOLY MASS is the highest act of Divine Worship.
It is the renewal of the Sacrifice of Christ on Calvary
which merited the infinite grace of Redemption.
In measure as you unite with the Victim Jesus
in offering this Sacrifice to God
and nourish your soul with His Sacred Body and Blood
in Holy Communion,
to that extent you apply to yourself the graces
of the Redemption.
The fruit of the Sacrifice of Holy Mass
is applied best to your soul in Holy Communion.
Unite yourself with Our Lady in offering Holy Mass
and especially in receiving her Son into your heart.
No greater honor could be given to Mary
than to offer Holy Mass to thank God
for the privileges He has bestowed upon her.
Her greatest joy is to aid you in loving Jesus in your heart
at Holy Communion.
HOLY MASS PATHWAY TO GOD
We will examine the elements of the Catholic Mass.
The Lord has left us the Holy Liturgy to make sure that we can remain in contact with Him. It has been the aim of the Church to bring as many people to the liturgical celebration of the Sacrifice of the Lord as possible. As a matter of fact, we could say that it is the only aim of the Church to bring people in contact with the Lord through the celebration of the Sacraments and especially through the Holy Mass. It is the center of the Church, and at the same time, Her nourishment, Her protection, and Her goal because here is the Lord.
What could we do more than to strive with all our forces to make it clear to every single person that without the assistance to this holy celebration it remains very difficult, if not impossible, to stay with the Lord. The Mass is the source of everything else when it comes to the Faith. Liturgical matters are not minor details, but they are and they have always been one of the main preoccupations of Holy Mother Church. If not for the Liturgy, many people would not know about the doctrine, and if not for the Liturgy many people would never have met the Lord.
It is a worthy task and a highly important aim to maintain the fullness of the liturgical tradition to safeguard the meaning of its mystical gestures and to defend the right to do today what the Church has always done.
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The Benefits of Attending Mass
Every Mass will go with you to your Judgment and will plead pardon for you.
By devoutly assisting at Holy Mass, you render the greatest homage possible
to the Sacred Humanity of Our Lord.
God forgives you all the venial sins which you are determined to avoid
and all of your unknown sins which you have not confessed.
The power of Satan over you is diminished.
Through Holy Mass you are preserved from many dangers and misfortunes
which would otherwise have befallen you.
You shorten your Purgatory by every Mass.
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Mass of the Catechumens
MASS BEGINS WITH THE SIGN OF THE CROSS
AS THE PRIEST REPEATS THE ANTHEM:
I will go to the Altar of God. To God Who giveth joy to my youth.
Our help is in the name of the Lord. Who made heaven and earth.
I confess to Almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael
May Almighty God be merciful unto you, and forgiving your sins, bring you to everlasting life.
The Confiteor creates an interior silence from the beginning of the Mass, as Priest and faithful turn away from their temporal concerns to face the reality of Calvary, for which their sins are responsible. It is the first expression of that Humility which will accompany us throughout the Sacrifice of the Mass.
At the Confiteor:
THE KYRIE ELEISON
Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy.
At The Kyrie
The Gloria is the Church's highest hymn of praise.
It gives honor and glory to the Blessed Trinity
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will. We praise You. We bless You. We adore You. We glorify You. We give You thanks for Your great glory. O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. O Lord Jesus Christ, the Only begotten Son. O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father: You Who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. You Who take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. You Who sit at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For You alone are holy. You alone are the Lord. You alone, O Jesus Christ, are most high, Together with the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father. Amen
The Gloria is followed by the COLLECT, or collected prayers of the faithful;
At The Epistle and Gospel
Following the Reading of the Gospel
We make a Profession of Faith
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty,
Mass of The Faithful
Accept, O Holy Father, Almighty and Eternal God,
The priest then prays as he washes his hands, especially his consecrated fingers which will touch the Body and Blood of Our Lord at Consecration
The Priest kisses the Altar and turns toward the people and says:
THE ORATE FRATRES
PRAY BRETHREN, that my sacrifice and yours
SANCTUS SANCTUS SANCTUS
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts.
THE CANON OF THE MASS
The Canon of The Mass is so called because
As the Priest offers the Words of Consecration, under the appearance of bread and wine, Our Lord will become present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
O God, deign to bless + what we offer, and make it approved,
CONSECRATION OF THE HOST
For this is My Body
CONSECRATION OF THE WINE
For this is the chalice of My Blood of the new and eternal covenant: the mystery of faith: which shall be shed for you and for many unto the forgiveness of sins.
COMMEMORATION OF THE DEAD
Remember also O Lord, your servants and handmaids (name them) who have gone before us with the sign of faith, and rest in the sleep of peace. To these O Lord and to all who rest in Christ, we beseech You to grant of your goodness, a place of comfort, light and peace. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE MINOR ELEVATION
Through + Him, and with + Him, and in + Him, is to You,
LET US PRAY
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name: Thy kingdom come,
THE BREAKING OF THE SACRED HOST
Deliver us, we beseech You, O Lord, from all evils, past, present and to come:
THE AGNUS DEI
Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof;
May the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul to life everlasting.
What has passed our lips as food, O Lord, may we possess in purity of heart, that what is given to us in time, be our healing for eternity.
May the tribute of my worship be pleasing to You, most Holy Trinity,
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