Tuesday April 25th 2017

‘Mass’ Archives

Why are Chants apart of the Mass?

Why are Chants apart of the Mass?

Many of the texts of the Mass in both the Roman and Byzantine Rites are set to music, which is preferred to as Gregorian chant in the Western Church.  The chants contained in each mass can be separated into distinct groups initially:  those that are constant for each and every Mass, or the [...]

Is the Catholic mass the same everywhere in the world?

Is the Catholic mass the same everywhere in the world?

The structure of the Catholic mass is the same everywhere in the world.  The mass structure has two parts; the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The Liturgy of the Word celebrates the word of God and we hear one to two readings from the Bible plus a Gospel reading.  The [...]

Is Missing Sunday Mass a Mortal Sin?

Is Missing Sunday Mass a Mortal Sin?

Missing Sunday Mass is a serious sin because you are putting something else at a higher priority than God.  This is always the case unless you are physically unable to attend (e.g., illness, no transportation...).  If missing mass involves full knowledge and full consent (basically you know you [...]

Please explain the Catholic mass structure?

Please explain the Catholic mass structure?

There are two main parts of the mass.  The Liturgy of the Word & the Liturgy of the Eucharist 1) The Liturgy of the Word The Liturgy of the Word is the first half of the mass.  Instantly the mass is a participation of the priest and the congregation.  This can be seen and heard from [...]