What is Mass?
St John Paul tells us that the Church draws her life from the Eucharist. The Second Vatican Council proclaims that, “The Eucharistic Sacrifice, is the source and summit of our Catholic Faith (CCC 1324). At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Saviour instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 47). This Paschal banquet which we are invited to partake in, is a Sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us (CCC 1323).
“It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass.”
~ St. Padre Pio