Saturday, April 16, 2016

A-Z Challenge: Why I Love Being Catholic (M)

The challenge is on.  Write a post each day in April (minus Sundays) using the letters of the alphabet as your guide. 

The theme I have chosen is "Why I Love Being Catholic".    

Let's continue...

M- Mass

Definition: The central act of worship in the life of a Catholic. Going to Mass is about receiving God's graces, in particular through the Eucharist, which gives us inner strength to live the Christian life. It is also a time in which we remember Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and it gives us the opportunity to praise and give thanks.

Bible: Luke 22:14,19  When the hour came, he [Jesus] took his place at the table with the apostles . . Then he took the bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which will be given for you. Do this in memory of me"

Personal:  My parents made me go to Mass every week.  I didn't mind going, but I did mind that they made me dress up in dresses or skirts.  The nerve!

The Mass is an immeasurable treasure given to us.  It is that simple. How can you NOT be a part of it?

This is why I love Mass:  It is home to me.  I walk into church and I feel comfortable. I love the celebration, the hymns, the people, the Eucharist!!  The beauty of Catholicism is I can walk into any Catholic church and feel this way.  It is the same no matter where you are in the world.

When the days, weeks, and months seem to slip away so easily in a crazy, hectic world, going to Mass keeps me anchored to the heart of Jesus.

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  1. I love Mass!
    I too feel so at home there...
    Love you, friend!

  2. I cannot imagine not having the Mass!

  3. Hi Kathleen! The Eucharist is the source and summit, and such a joy and comfort to me in my life. I love this 'M' in your A-Z Challenge!