The Mass (2)

The Mass (2)

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 »

The Mass (1)

Posted by Nancy Dudack on 9/09/21

The Mass part 1

 

Understanding the celebration of the Eucharist—the Mass, will help us in our participation on Sunday (or weekday) in this most wonderful source of God’s grace that Jesus made possible at the Last Supper.

Long before Jesus, Isaiah offered this powerful invitation: “Is anyone thirsty? ... Read More »

Heartburn

Posted by Nancy Dudack on 9/01/21

Heartburn

You remember the Emmaus Road story from Luke’s Gospel (Luke 24:13-33)?

Two of Jesus’ disciples are walking on the road and Jesus joins them, their minds flooded with so many different thoughts and engaged in discussion so that they don’t recognize him. The Stranger asks about the topic ... Read More »

The Mass (3)

Posted by Nancy Dudack on 8/17/21

 

Where does it come from?

The word “mass” comes from the Latin term “missa.” At the end of the Latin Mass the priest dismisses the congregation using these words: “Ite missa est.” It is translated into English as “Go, it is send, “the “it” being the church. The ... Read More »

The Mass (2)

Posted by Nancy Dudack on 8/17/21

Unless….

 

The Gospel of John has four appearances of the Risen Jesus, and one of them is read on Mercy Sunday (20-19-31). The appearance occurs in Jerusalem, where the disciples locked themselves in a room, fearful of authorities. Jesus appears and bestows on them the Holy Spirit, and ... Read More »

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