The Mass (2)

The Mass (2)

Mass 13

Posted by Nancy Dudack on 12/12/21

Get Ready for Christmas

An illustration shows a husband sitting in a car yelling to his care-worn wife: “Hurry up, will you? I spend half my life waiting for you.” Next frame shows the wife bathing the children, cleaning the kitchen, and packing a picnic dinner. The message is ... Read More »

Mass 12

Posted by Nancy Dudack on 12/01/21

Homily or Sermon

The first sermon is recorded in the Acts2:14-40, preached within a few days after Christ's ascension.  It was addressed to men and women, many of whom knew Jesus Christ, had heard about his life, about his works, about his death, his miracles and teachings.  It was ... Read More »

Mass 10

Posted by Nancy Dudack on 11/14/21

Liturgy of the Word

And Jesus said to them, "O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!  Was it not necessary that Christ should suffer these things and enter into His glory ''(Luke 24:25-26).


As we prepare to listen to the ... Read More »

Mass 9

Posted by Nancy Dudack on 11/05/21



St John Chrysostom (347-407) was an outstanding preacher.  In the year 398 he was appointed Patriarch of Constantinople and fast became popular with this Flock through his example of preaching and courage in front of the imperial power.  In one of his homilies, he stated that the ... Read More »

Mass 8

Posted by Nancy Dudack on 10/24/21


Liturgy of the Word

St. Justin (c. 100-165), an early Christian philosopher, wrote about the Mass: “For as long as there is time, the Memoirs of the Apostles or the writings of the prophets are read. Then, when the reader has finished, the presider verbally gives a warning ... Read More »

Mass 7

Posted by Nancy Dudack on 10/20/21

Let us pray

Many of us remember the invitation to the prayer in Latin, when the presiding priest called upon everyone present at Mass, saying "OREMUS."  Its was an invitation to make this prayer our own.  The "OREMUS" can be translated to "let us ask."  Let us ask together ... Read More »

Mass 6

Posted by Nancy Dudack on 10/12/21

    Glory to God in the highest   This prayer is an ancient hymn of praise to the Trinity during the introductory rites of the Mass.  It follows the Penitential Rite.  The first part of the hymn was sung by the "armies of heaven"  at the birth of ... Read More »

Mass 5

Posted by Nancy Dudack on 9/30/21

Penitential Rite

In the Gospel of Luke (18:10-14), Jesus told the parable of two men, who prayed in the Temple: one very religious, felt he was perfect; the other who stood at a distance, fearing God, who declared himself a sinner. Jesus praised the second man’s prayer.

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Be aware of God's presence

Posted by Nancy Dudack on 9/26/21

When you enter the church be aware of God’s presence. Near the door, on the wall, you will find a font of holy water. Sometimes it is a baptismal font that is located right as you enter the church. They both remind us of our baptismal origins. It was ... Read More »

Mass Part 4

Posted by Nancy Dudack on 9/10/21

Sept 12


The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines Mass in this way: “The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life, for in it Christ associates His Church and all its members with His sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once and for all ... Read More »


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