Session 16–On the Mass

HANDOUTS

16.1 – The Sabbath and Sunday Worship

16.2 – Saint Justin Martyr

16.3 – Biblical Background for the Christian Eucharist

16.4 – The Real Presence

16.5 – Outline of the Mass

16.6 – Parts of the Mass USCCB

16.7 – Liturgical Participation

16.8 – Biblical Background of Liturgical Texts

16.9 – Latin and English in the Mass

16.10- SESSION NOTES The Mass

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

16.11 – History of the Mass

16.12 – Liturgy An Introduction

16.13 – A Walk Through the Mass

16.14 – Bible References for the Catholic Mass

16.15 – The Book of Revelation a Model of the Mass

16.16 – The Worshiping Assembly at Mass

16.17- Ministries and Roles Within the Liturgical Assembly at Mass

16.18 – Postures and Gestures at Mass

16.19 – Hearing the Word of God

16.20 – The Reception of Holy Communion at Mass

MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES

Keep Holy the Sabbath by Dr. Timothy Gray

The Lamb’s Supper by Dr. Scott Hahn

OLV FP Session 16 – Walk Through the Mass

SPANISH OLV FP Session 16 – Walk Through The Mass (La Misa)

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3 – Walk Through the Mass:
Exploring the Sacred Liturgy

Each Sunday Catholics gather together to celebrate the Mass, we enter sacred rites that date back to the time of the Apostles. We learn about God’s revelation through Scripture, and then we partake in the Body and Blood, soul and divinity of the Lord in Holy Communion.

SESSION QUESTIONS

What is the Mass?

The most important act of worship of the Catholic community is the Mass, also called the celebration of the Eucharist, is the special thanksgiving prayer of the Church in which Jesus teaches and nourishes us, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Who is present when we celebrate Mass?

God and His people, including all the angels and saints are present when we celebrate Mass.

How is Jesus present at the Mass?

Jesus is present in the community that gathers at Mass by virtue of our baptism. Jesus is present in the Word that is proclaimed because He is the Loving Word of God. And in a special way, in the Bread and Wine when consecrated, become the Body and Blood of Christ This is what we call the “Real Presence” of Christ in the Eucharist.

Why do Catholics go to Mass on Sunday?

We gather together, like the Apostles did, on Sunday, the day that Jesus rose from the dead, to celebrate His resurrection and to experience the reality of his victory over sin and death. At this gathering we celebrate the Eucharist and truly receive the Lord in Holy Communion because he said: “Do this in memory of me.”

Is the Mass a sacrifice or a meal?

The Mass is both a sacrifice, in that it makes us present to the offering of the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made to save us from our sins (an eternal offering of God the Son to God the Father) and it is a meal that we are called to “take and eat” as Jesus commands His disciples at the Last Supper.

What other commandment did Jesus give at the Last Supper?

Love one another as I have loved you.”

In addition to attending Mass, what activity would be appropriate for Sundays and other Holy Days?

Performing the Corporal Works of Mercy and the Spiritual Works of Mercy.

The practice of people of different cultures expressing their Catholic faith in a variety of ways using music, art, language, and other traditional elements of their own place and way of life is called:

Enculturation.