Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The How to Book of the Mass by Michael Dubruiel would be a great gift for a newly-confirmed Catholic.
In this complete guide you get:
- step-by-step guidelines to walk you through the Mass
- the Biblical roots of the various parts of the Mass and the very prayers themselves
- helpful hints and insights from the Tradition of the Church
- aids in overcoming distractions at Mass
- ways to make every Mass a way to grow in your relationship with Jesus
- Bless yourself
- Make the Sign of the Cross
- Pray before Mass
- Join in Singing the Opening Hymn
- Be penitential
- Listen to the Scriptures
- Hear a Great Homily Everytime
- Intercede for others
- Be a Good Steward
- Give Thanks to God
- Give the Sign of Peace
- Receive the Eucharist
- Receive a Blessing
- Evangelize Others
- Get something Out of Every Mass You Attend
Find more about The How to Book of the Mass here.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Michael Dubruiel wrote a book to help people deepen their experience of the Mass. He titled it, How to Get the Most Out of the Eucharist. You can read about it here.
How to Get the Most Out of the Eucharist gives you nine concrete steps to help you join your own sacrifice to the sacrifice of Christ as you:
- Serve: Obey the command that Jesus gave to his disciples at the first Eucharist.
- Adore: Put aside anything that seems to rival God in importance.
- Confess: Believe in God’s power to make up for your weaknesses.
- Respond" Answer in gesture, word, and song in unity with the Body of Christ.
- Incline: Listen with your whole being to the Word of God.
- Fast: Bring your appetites and desires to the Eucharist.
- Invite: Open yourself to an encounter with Jesus.
- Commune: Accept the gift of Christ in the Eucharist.
- Evangelize :Take him and share the Lord with others.
Filled with true examples, solid prayer-helps, and sound advice, How to Get the Most Out of the Eucharist shows you how to properly balance the Mass as a holy banquet with the Mass as a holy sacrifice. With its references to Scripture, quotations from the writings and prayers of the saints, and practical aids for overcoming distractions one can encounter at Mass, this book guides readers to embrace the Mass as if they were attending the Last Supper itself.