Dear God, open a door for my message, so that I may proclaim the mystery of Christ. I pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:3-4

R4C

R4C
Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You.
Psalm 19:14, May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Mass, Liturgical Time and Colors


 
Mass is the celebration of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The Holy Eucharist is the "Real Presence" of Jesus Christ, and we should alway keep this in our mind; John 6:41 “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”. Therefore, the Holy and Blessed Sacrament is the Heart of every church, parish or chapel. In receiving the Eucharist, we are adoring Jesus, and by doing this we are one with him.


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The Church’s True Treasure
by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
from Vespers at Basilica of Saint Anne,
Altotting, Bavaria 11 September 2006

 



“The Church’s true treasure is the permanent presence of the Lord in His Sacrament. In one of His parables (Mt:44-46), the Lord speaks of a treasure hidden in the field; whoever finds it sells all he has in order to buy that field, because the hidden treasure is more
valuable than anything else.
The hidden treasure, the good greater than any other, is the Kingdom of God, it is Jesus Himself, the Kingdom person. In the sacred Host, He is present, the true treasure, always waiting for us. Only by adoring this presence do we learn how to receive Him properly. We learn the reality of communion, we learn the Eucharistic celebration from the inside.
Let us love being with the Lord! There we can speak with Him about everything. We can offer Him our petitions, our concerns, our troubles. Our joys. Our gratitude, and our disappointments, our needs and our aspirations. There we can also constantly ask Him: “Lord, send laborers into your harvest! Help me to be a good
worker in your vineyard!”

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The Catholic church celebrates mass everyday thoughout the year. It is a requirement for Catholics to attend and celebrate Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation masses.


Liturgical colors are unified colors sanctioned by the Church in relation with worship based on the season and times indicated by the Liturgical calendar. The liturgical are observe in the vestments of priest and decoration (hanglings) at the alter.
 
 
 








 
Meaning of some terms (source  Catholic Encyclopedia)
 
"Ember Days" are days of the beginning of the seasons, which is ordered by the church as days of fast and abstinance.
"Rogation Days" are day of prayer, and formerly also of fasting, instituted by the church to appease God's anger at man's transgressions, to ask protection in calamities, and to obtain a good and bountiful harvest.
"Septuagesima" is the ninth Sunday before Easter, the third before Lent known among the Greeks as "Sunday of the Prodigal" from the Gospel, Luke 15, which they read on this day, called also Dominica Circumdederunt by the Latins, from the first word of the Introit of the Mass.
 
 
 
 "Every holy Mass, heard with devotion, produces in our souls marvelous effects, abundant spiritual and material graces which we, ourselves, do not know. It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the holy Sacrifice of the Mass."
St. Padre Pio
 
 
 For each Mass we hear with devotion, Our Lord sends a saint to comfort us at death.
(revelation of Christ to St. Gertrude the Great)
 
Each time we look at The Most Blessed Sacrament our place in heaven is raised forever.
(revealed by Our Lord to St. Gertrude the Great)
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Just a correction to this wonderful post. If speaking about the Eucharistic celebration, then the word "Mass" or "Masses" is always capitalized. Keep up your good work.

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia for the guide. God bless you.

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