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The Holy Mass

101 Questions About the Catholic Mass (posted on Thy Kingdom Come)

Father Says - the Game of Mass Responses (now updated for the New Missal)

Click here for a list of Bible reference in the Mass

Find the Mass Readings by clicking here.

Click here for a pronunciation guide that can be used for the Latin Mass parts.

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The Holy Mass is the greatest prayer of the Church, for it is through the Mass that we celebrate and receive the Most Holy Eucharist.  Speaking of this great treasure, the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains:

The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." "The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch" (No. 1324).

Perhaps the greatest work that catechists can do is to teach our youth about the riches found in the Sunday Mass.  We need to help our students to understand what the Mass is, how we enter into the mystery we celebrate, and above all, who we receive in the Mass.

Do your students know the responses in the Mass?
Do they understand what is happening at various points in the Mass?
Do they know at least some of the many scriptural references in the prayers, responses, gestures, and hymns of the Mass?
Do they understand and believe in the living presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist?
Do they know the proper way to receive Holy Communion?

Use the resources on the left to help you teach your students about the Mass.