What is more important than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? The liturgy is literally "heaven on earth" and provides a daily opportunity to personally experience Jesus in the Eucharist, which the Church calls the "source and summit" of the Christian life. Clearly "it's the Mass that matters"! And now more than ever, it is absolutely crucial that Catholics embrace more fully their role as active participants at the Mass.
Now, St. Joseph Communications has invited seven of the most popular Catholic speakers in the country to offer their insights into the Holy Mass. The result is the exciting and inspiring all-new, full-length video Reflections on the Mass. In this digitally mastered production, you'll discover unrehearsed insights and from-the-heart reflections that are guaranteed to deepen your participation and appreciation of many important aspects of the Mass.
Some Exceptional Highlights
Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J., liturgical expert and founder of the Adoremus Society speaks candidly about Vatican II and the scriptural roots of the Mass" Alex C. Jones, former art teacher and Pentecostal pastor, examines some of the aesthetic features of Catholic worship including music and the priest's vestments" Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. host of EWTN Live considers the sacrificial aspect of the Mass and the meaning of liturgical seasons" Jewish convert Brother Bob Fishman, B.S.C.D. offers insights into the Jewish influence on Catholic worship and devotion" A medical doctor and practicing psychologist, Deacon Dr. Bob MacDonald reflects on Christ's sacrifice and the deacon's role in the liturgy " Superior General of the Fathers of Mercy Fr. William Casey, C.P.M. meditates on the need for spiritual preparation for the Mass" Catholic theologian and best-selling author Dr. Scott Hahn speaks of the connection between inspiration and the incarnation, and the Mass as "heaven on earth"" and much more.
A More Profound Experience
Fresh, spontaneous, sometimes witty and always insightful, this engaging presentation is divided into three sections, Preparation for Mass, Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist. Reflections on the Mass will help you grow in your appreciation for the Eucharistic celebration. Order now and prepare for a deeper relationship with Christ through a more profound experience of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
* How the words of Jesus are the core of our faith
* The relation between Christ's ministry and the order of the mass
* The Jewish influence on Catholic worship
* How Christ in the Eucharist is the fullness of the Christian faith
* Why attendance at Sunday mass is obligatory
* The importance of beauty in worship
* Why many graces are lost through a lack of thanksgiving
* How the Mass is the continuation of Christ's sacrifice, the one supreme act of eternal worship