THE MASS: 1. What is happening at Mass?

I would like to draw your attention to the new series I am producing on Catholic Parent. ‘The Mass’ aims to educate parents, empower and equip them with the tools they need to carry out their roles as primary educators of their children. The newsletters are freely available to download and use at home, in schools, or in parishes. Enjoy!

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The Mass 1

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“At Mass that is, the Lord’s Supper the People of God is called together, with a priest presiding and acting in the person of Christ, to celebrate the memorial of the Lord, the Eucharistic Sacrifice. For this reason Christ’s promise applies in an outstanding way to such a local gathering of the holy Church:“Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst” – (Mt 18:20). For in the celebration of Mass, in which the Sacrifice of the Cross is perpetuated, Christ is really present in the very liturgical assembly gathered in his name, in the person of the minister, in his word, and indeed substantially and continuously under the Eucharistic species.” – GIRM 27.

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