In the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we participate in the one sacrifice of Christ, the everlasting pledge of his love of the Father and each of us. The movements, words, silence, and whole structure of the Mass leads us into a personal encounter with the living God in the Eucharist. To receive Jesus worthily in communion is the highest union we can experience with God this side of heaven.
- How do you get ready for Mass?
- What’s the hardest part of Mass for you?
- Do you know someone who really seems to “get it” when they receive Holy Communion?
- How might you change your habits to better be ready for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass?
“When you have received the Holy Communion, close you bodily eyes so that you may open the eyes of your soul. Then look upon Jesus in the center of your heart.” -St. Teresa of Avila