The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
“The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself”
What is the Mass?
The Mass is so complex! It is the memorial of the Lord’s Passion and Resurrection, it is the “Sacrifice of Praise,” it is the Holy and Divine Liturgy. In this video, Bishop Barron looks at two of the many different ways to better understand a little bit more of what is happening each time we celebrate the Holy Eucharist.
What should I do at Mass?
Stop watching what is happening at Mass and start entering into the prayer of the Mass. Fr. Mike Schmitz helps us to understand how to truly enter into Worship during mass and receive this amazing gift that has been given to us by the Lord.
First Holy Eucharist Sacrament Preparation
After a child reaches the age of reason they are allowed to go through Sacramental Preparation in order to receive their First Holy Communion. Contact our faith formation coordinators to learn more about registering your child for first Eucharist preparation.
“All the good works in the world are not equal to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass because they are the works of men; but the Mass is the work of God. Martyrdom is nothing in comparison for it is but the sacrifice of man to God; but the Mass is the sacrifice of God for man.”
St. John Vianney