In this 2nd Grade lesson, we study the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
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The Mass of St. Martin of Tours
What would you do if you were invited to the party of a king? Would you be on time? Would you dress in your best clothes? Would you stay as long as you could? Yes, of course you would. You would prepare yourself well ahead of time so that you were ready for the feast. You would want to get the most out of this experience.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the most important thing that happens here on earth. This is the closest you will ever get to Jesus and the closest you will ever get to Heaven while still on this earth. It is only during Mass that Heaven reaches down and touches earth. It is the most special event we could ever have the blessing of witnessing and experiencing.
At Mass, Christ, through the priest, offers Himself to God in an un-bloody way. This un-bloody sacrifice brings us back to the Last Supper.
The Mass that we experience is the same sacrifice that Jesus made on the Cross. Even though these events are thousands of years apart, they are still the same. With God, there is no sense of time. God is outside of time. Jesus does not die again, but we are celebrating His Sacrifice on the Cross. The Last Supper is really the first Mass. Just as Jesus was present at that first Mass, He is still present in our Mass today. When we go to Mass we unite ourselves with Jesus at the Last Supper, Jesus on the Cross, and the Resurrection. The Mass is all of these events combined.
Each Mass is a continuation (which means it never stops) and a re-offering of Christ's sacrifice on the cross. In the Old Testament the chosen people would sacrifice Lambs. In the New Testament, the New Sacrifice is Jesus. He becomes the Lamb of God.
The third Commandment tells us to ‘Keep the Lord’s Day holy.’ How do we keep His day holy? By going to Mass and being attentive at Mass. We follow along with what is going on. We listen to the priest. And most importantly, we receive the Eucharist.
We must go to Mass every Sunday and on ALL Holy Days. This is a commandment (precept) of the Church. We should go to Mass as often as possible, even every day.
What's going on at Mass?
The Mass is a great present to us from God. The Mass is called the Eucharistic Celebration. We say that the priest “celebrates” Mass because it truly is the best reason to celebrate.
There are several parts to the Mass.
The Introductory Rite is the first part of the Mass. We begin with the Sign of the Cross and we express our sorrow for our sins in the pray... Please purchase this lesson to continue learning.
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