Monday, February 6, 2006
What is the Catholic Mass?

In the words of St. John Vianney, "If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy."

"The celebration of Holy Mass is as valuable as the death of Jesus on the cross." St. Thomas Aquinas. (Read more of the saint's words on the Mass)

The Holy Mass is the greatest sacrifice. I just can't explain the beauty of celebrating the life, death, and Resurrection of Our Savior. This is the perfect sacrifice and form of worship because Jesus Christ is truly there! His Real Presence is with us. The Mass is both a sacrifice and a Sacred Meal. It is a joy of the Heart.

Scott Hahn, a protestant who converted Catholics to protestantism, became a Catholic because of the Mass. He was a "Bible Christian" and during one of his evaluations of the Catholic faith he decided to go to a Mass. He took notes hoping to find and preach errors in our faith. But what he saw was a celebration based entirely on the Gospel. What he say lead to his conversion, which has brought about dozens of books and hundreds of lectures.

The Mass is so special. I was so blessed to have the day off today and be able to go to Mass. If you would like to understand this beautiful form of worship, please see my post on the Holy Mass. If you would like a guide to the Mass step-by-step please see the best Mass guide I've ever read.

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1 comment(s):

del_button February 6, 2006 at 10:15 AM
Darren said...

Scott Hahn describes his convesion and how the Mass relates to Revelations in the book I am reading now, The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth. That book is also one of the references Mr. Hahn uses in his online study at the St. Paul Center for Bible Theology at

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