SATURDAY, APRIL 25
DAY 38 - How to Pray at Mass
For many Catholics, the act of going to Mass can be boring or simply obligatory. Yet, if we understand that the Mass as the most powerful prayer we can offer and also the greatest union with can have with God, Mass becomes enthralling. Today's mini-lesson is meant to help provide some basic teaching to understand the Mass and a simple how to enter more deeply into it in prayer.
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Readings1 Pt 5:5-14Ps 89:2-3, 6-7. 16-17Mk 16:15-20
Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist. St. Mark was a Gospel writer as well as a martyr for the faith. We hear in our first reading how we are to clothe ourselves in humility. As a disciple of Christ, we are called to do the same in all that we do. When we encounter those around us, how do we treat them? As a priest I am called to a life of humility. In our Gospel, we are given instructions or signs on how we should act as followers of Christ. As a priest, I have the opportunity to lay hands on people during the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, to preach the good news in homilies, and know that Christ walks with me during all of these opportunities. Every one of us have a similar opportunity to help those in need, and to preach our faith to those who do not have any. How are you called to be a disciple of Christ, how can you better witness your faith in Christ?
-Fr Matt Rawson
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"The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer."
- Pope Paul VI