Posts Tagged ‘Mass’
 

 
Attending Mass with Humility and Holy Fear

Why do the Catholics genuflect, bow their heads, strike their chests, and make all kinds of gestures to humble themselves in the Mass? Now we know why.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 1


 
Pope Francis: We celebrate the Eucharist to learn to become Eucharistic men and women

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Eucharist is key to living an authentic Christian witness, and that those who leave Mass unchanged, continuing to gossip or hold onto unholy habits, have missed the point.
Publish date: 2018 - 4 - 5


 
Pope Francis: When we receive Holy Communion, we must let ourselves be transformed into Jesus

(CNA/EWTN News) At Wednesday's general audience, Pope Francis said our participation in the Holy Eucharist at Mass is not a merely spiritual communion, but a sacramental one, uniting us to Christ and his Church.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 22


 
Pope Francis: The peace of Christ cannot take root in a heart incapable of living fraternity and of repairing it after having wounded it

(CNA/EWTN News) At the general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of the recitation of the Our Father at Mass, asking if when we pray it, we understand whom we are praying to and the relationship we are called to have with him.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 15


 
Pope Francis: The Eucharistic Prayer teaches us to make our whole lives an “act of thanksgiving”

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis issued a harsh critique of the trend to ask parishioners for a financial contribution in order to have Mass said for a loved one, saying that to make a personal offering is fine, but the liturgy should never have a price tag.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 8


 
Pope Francis: In the bread and wine we present him with the offering of our lives

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that having Mass centered around the altar is meant to remind faithful that the cross is the first Christian altar on which Christ offered the sacrifice of his life.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 1


 
Pope Francis: We listen to the Gospel and we must give a response in our lives

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis touched on a topic close to home for both parish priests and people in the pews, offering his recipe for what makes a good homily, saying they should be short and well-prepared.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 7


 
Pope Francis: How can we face our earthly pilgrimage without being regularly nourished by the Word of God?

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of the Liturgy of the Word, and the resulting importance of having lectors who can proclaim the readings and the Responsorial Psalm well.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 1


 
Pope Francis: Silence during mass is the availability to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that moments of silence in the Mass should be intentional times of prayer, recollection and communion with God, rather than being viewed as times to just be quiet or not speak.
Publish date: 2018 - 1 - 11


 
Pope Francis: When we deal with our weakness and sins, it opens our hearts to invoke the divine mercy that transforms and converts

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis emphasized how sin breaks our relationship with God and with our community, which is why at the beginning of every Mass we pause to recognize our sinfulness and ask for forgiveness.
Publish date: 2018 - 1 - 3


 
Pope Francis: Arrive in advance to prepare the heart for mass

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis on Wednesday stressed the importance of getting to Mass on time, noting that every piece is important, especially the opening Sign of the Cross, where we prepare as a community to worship God together.
Publish date: 2017 - 12 - 21


 
Pope Francis: How can we practice the Gospel without drawing the strength from the inexhaustible spring of the Eucharist?

(CNA/EWTN News) According to Pope Francis, a Christian can’t just be a good person and skip Mass on Sundays, because it is the Eucharist that provides the nourishment needed to truly live the Gospel well in our daily lives.
Publish date: 2017 - 12 - 13


 
Pope Francis: Our participation in the Eucharist brings us into the Paschal Mystery of Christ

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that when we attend Mass, it is as if we are approaching Jesus on the Cross at Calvary, and that at every Eucharist we not only experience Christ’s redemption, but we participate in it.
Publish date: 2017 - 11 - 23


 
Pope Francis: The Mass needs silence, not ‘chit-chat’

On Wednesday Pope Francis called out the common habit of chatting with people around you before Mass, stressing that this is a time for silent prayer, when we prepare our hearts for an encounter with the Lord.
Publish date: 2017 - 11 - 15


 
Pope Francis: Mass is for the Eucharist, not pictures. Put the phone away.

On Wednesday, a fiery Pope Francis chastised those who spend Mass talking to others, looking at their phone or even taking pictures during papal liturgies, saying these are distractions that take focus away from the “heart of the Church,” which is the Eucharist.
Publish date: 2017 - 11 - 8


 
Spiritual Talk – 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

On the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho continues to explain to us the parts of the Liturgy of the Mass. He speaks about the parts of the Communion Rite including the Lord's Prayer, the Rite of Peace, the singing of "Lamb of God", the act of receiving the Eucharist and the Prayer after Communion. Finally, he also reminds us of the importance of the Eucharist to all Catholics.
Publish date: 2015 - 8 - 22


 
Spiritual Talk – 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

On the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho continues to explain to us the parts of the Liturgy of the Mass. He speaks about the Eucharistic Prayer, detailing the parts of the Preface, the Sanctus, the institution narrative and Consecration, the anamnesis, oblation, the concluding doxology and the Great Amen. He also talks about St. Padre Pio and how he offered up the Mass.
Publish date: 2015 - 8 - 15


 
Spiritual Talk – 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

On the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho continues to explain to us the parts of the Liturgy of the Mass. He speaks about the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the preparation of the gifts as well as the prayers of thanksgiving and Eucharistic Prayer. Lastly, he reminds us what a precious gift the Mass is.
Publish date: 2015 - 8 - 8


 
Spiritual Talk – 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

On the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the parts of the Liturgy of the Mass. He speaks about the meaning of the chasubles worn by the priest, as well as the significance of the Altar and incense. He also goes into detail by clarifying the Introductory Rite and the Liturgy of the Word as part of the Mass, including the various prayers and hymns that are sung.
Publish date: 2015 - 8 - 1


 
Parenting: Going to Mass with Kids

Going to mass with young children can be challenging. Fountain of Grace invites several parents and priests to share some tips regarding taking children to mass, as well as some ways to help children to understand the liturgy.
Publish date: 2014 - 11 - 22


 
Spiritual Talk Year A 18th ordinary Sunday

On the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A), Fr. Anthony Ho discusses with us the story of the Five Loaves and Two Fish in the Gospel of Matthew. This story reminds him of the importance of the Mass.The distribution of the five loaves and two fish is just like the Last Supper, and in the Mass, Jesus' body is transformed into the Eucharist to be distributed to the faithful. The Mass provides us with food for our souls: the Word and Body of God. The habit of prayer can also prepare ourselves to receive the grace of his His Word and Body.
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 2


 
“Party every week”

Publish date: 2012 - 12 - 29