The Mass is the celebration of the Eucharist - the real presence of Jesus Christ in the form of bread and wine. The mass is divided into two parts: The Liturgy of the Word, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
In the Liturgy of the Word there are three readings from the Bible. The first is from the Old Testament. The second is from the New Testament, but is not one of the Gospels. The third reading is from one of the Gospels in the New testament: Mathew, Mark, Luke, or John.
In the Liturgy of the Eucharist Jesus is made present in the form of bread and wine. By the power of the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Blesses Trinity) the priest consecrates the bread and wine repeating the words of Jesus: "This is my body" and "this is my blood." The congregation then shares in eating the Eucharist, and literally(both physically and spiritually) becomes a part of the body of Christ, that is, the Church Jesus founded on Peter.
The word comes from the Latin, "missa," which means to be sent. At the end of the mass, the priest or deacon says: "The mass has ended, go in peace." In other words, "Go, you are sent." The ending of the mass is not so much a dismissal, but a commission. We are to continue the sacrificial works of the Lord, spreading the good news (gospel) of the kingdom in our midst in the ordinary events of our day.
The Catholic Mass commemorates the Last Supper and makes present again the one sacrifice made by Jesus on the cross. Jesus becomes present once more, not symbolically but in reality. At the moment of the consecration, Jesus becomes really present in the host and the wine. At that moment, these are in real substance transformed into Christ's body and blood, even though they remain in the form of bread and wine. The faithful receive the body and blood of Christ during Holy Communion. This "real presence" of Christ is at the heart of the Mass, which is the essence of Catholicism.
This key element of the Mass, known as the "liturgy of the Eucharist" is preceded by the "liturgy of the word" where we listen to the word of God. On a Sunday, this normally includes an Old Testament reading, a psalm, a reading from the New Testament and a reading from one of the four Gospels. The priest, who has had theological training lasting at least six years, explains and expounds on the readings.
Mass is a word which is used to mention celebration in the Roman Catholic Church, Old Churches and also in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of Anglicanism, and to a greater extent in High Church regions in Scandinavia and Baltic countries the Lutheran Eucharistic service is also called as "the Mass".
The book of Concord, the Article XXIV "Of the Mass" says "mistakenly are our churches accused of abolishing the Mass; for the Mass is retained among us so that it can be celebrated with the highest reverence." This word is derived from "missa" which is a Latin word. Mass is a theology of Eucharist. The most precious mass is the first Friday holy mass and also the mass during every Sunday which is a matter of proud for Catholics to be there.
Mass means something different to everyone. Formally it is a service in which you pray to God and thank him for Jesus, you praise him with others who belong to God's family and half way through you have a communion. Thing is it means something different to everyone, some people see it as an escape from their life where they can confess all to God and some just see it as a duty. It is something I love doing because I believe in God
Mass is where we come together as a community and worship are lord. Some people are not catholics but we will still welcome them in to jesus's heart. Mass means we are celebrating our lords birth and his death, but it also means that we are respecting people. Some people don't go to mass but they could still pray to jesus. Most people talk to our lord in diffrent ways, people go to mass, people talk to him in prays and write down a note and leave it under their pillows
Mass is usually used in context as the time in which church is in session and communion is being received.
.Along with the daily readings and prayers - the most important part of the mass is when the priest consecrated the host into the body of Jesus, and the wine into his blood. We as catholics believe all of this. To those who are not Catholic, it may sound hard to believe.
Its just a term use as to catholic people go to church to receive god and to know the bible reading of the DAY.
It is a set ritual of worship acknowledging God as the source of all being and Jesus Christ as his only son. The order of the service or liturgy is designed to help you realize certain spiritual truths and lead you through a series of prayers and meditations, culminating in the Eucharist which is the symbolic reenactment of Christ' LAST SUPPER where he said that we mortals become one with him through the sacrifice of his body and blood. By taking this sacrament in remembrance of him, we become one in the body of Christ and inheritors of his heavenly kingdom.
Celebrating the life and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Worshiping thanksgiving praising and adoring oUR God
To be a member of the Catholic Church means to believe in Catholic
Christianity and be a official in the Roman Catholic Church and/or
attend a Catholic Church.
It comes from the old Latin ita,missa,est. Meaning the service is over.