Go to Mass EVERY SUNDAY. Strive to meet more than the minimum requirements.
If a man loves his wife he would try and be with her as often as possible and vice versa, not just twice a month. If we say we love God but don’t try to be with Him at least 2 hours out of 168 a week is that really love?
Out of 720 hours a month let’s try and be with God at least 8 hours a month and start getting involved in your local parish activities. The catholic church needs you! Wishing everyone a very blessed 2018!! Praying for all of you!🙏💒🕊🇻🇦
“On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s Day, the performance of the works of mercy, and the appropriate relaxation of mind and body. Family needs or important social service can legitimately excuse from the obligation of Sunday rest. The faithful should see to it that legitimate excuses do not lead to habits prejudicial to religion, family life, and health.” —Catechism 2185
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“I see all my children who come to the altar, as if in a mirror. I tell Mary: Here are the children of your Son.” -St. Padre Pio
“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, Cure d’Ars
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A lot of misinformed people think that the priest is “re-sacrificing” Christ on the altar at each Mass. But, in fact, the same Last Supper is being “re-PRESENTED” to us, through time and space, at the altar. It’s like the sun coming up each morning. The sun which we see each dawn is not a new sun; rather, it is the same sun that has been there all along, but has been hidden to us, due to the curvature of the earth. It is, however, re-presented to us each day, just like the Eucharist is re-presented to us each day, as our daily bread from heaven. It’s a wonderful thing to be present at the same Last Supper that the apostles were at! This is the whole meaning of the Greek term “anamnesis” that Jesus used at the Last Supper – “Do THIS in remembrance (anamnesis) of me.” Anamnesis means to make a past sacrifice present today. This is EXACTLY how the Jews view their Passover meal – “WE are being freed from slavery TONIGHT!” It’s important to know that the word “remember” in the Bible doesn’t mean to just think about a past event. “REMEMBER TO KEEP HOLY THE LORD’S DAY” doesn’t mean to roll over on Sunday and remember, “Oh yeah, it’s the Lord’s Day,” and then do nothing else. “REMEMBER TO KEEP HOLY THE LORD’S DAY” means to go and be present with the Lord in His Church! When the good thief on the cross told Jesus to “Remember me in your Kingdom,” he didn’t mean for Jesus to get to heaven and say, “I remember that thief on the cross. Too bad about him!” No, “Remember me in your Kingdom” is a statement that meant that the good thief was to be present with the Lord in Heaven. And when someone says to “remember your wife on her birthday,” one had better do more than just remember her birthday mentally and do nothing else. No, you better celebrate and do something physically with her!
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People 👏 need 👏 to 👏 stop 👏 clapping 👏during 👏 Mass 👏
Does this happen in your parish?
About 4-5 Masses begin each second. There are approximately 8-9 thousand Masses going on at any moment. 🌹📿🌹”
Bio of St. Josemaría Escrivá:
“I remember those happy days of my childhood,” Josemaría reminisced: “My mother, my father, my sisters and I always went together to Mass. My father used to give us the alms that we would bring to a disabled man who leaned against the wall of the bishop’s residence. After that, I would run ahead to get holy water to give to my family (He is referring here to the custom of dipping one’s hand in the holy water and then passing it along to friends or relatives who follow behind by dabbing their fingers with it). Then, Holy Mass. Afterwards, every Sunday, in the chapel of the Christ of the Miracles, we used to pray the Creed.” At home, he said prayers that he would never forget: “Even now, I recite every morning and evening the prayers that my mother taught me… When I was six or seven my mother brought me to her confessor, and I was glad to go.” A little later, on April 23, 1912, he made his First Holy Communion on the feast of St. George, as was the custom in that part of Spain.
“When Mass is being celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels who adore the Divine Victim immolated on the altar.” –St. John Chrysostom
“If Christ did not want to dismiss the Jews without food in the desert for fear that they would collapse on the way, it was to teach us that it is dangerous to try to get to heaven without the Bread of Heaven.” -St. Jerome
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