Massgoers, Don’t Be Late!

Posted on Sep 04 , 2016 in Articles

Massgoers, Don’t Be Late!

"Mass begins with the entrance procession and ends after the final dismissal and we should be there from beginning to end. Each part of the Mass relates and complements the others in a single act of worship even though some parts, such as the consecration, are essential while others are merely important.

Arriving on time is not just a question of obligation but of love and respect for Our Lord who has gathered us together to share his gifts, and who has some grace to communicate to us in each part of the Mass.

It is also a sign of respect for the community with whom we worship and who deserves our presence and the contribution of our prayers in each moment. – Fr. Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum

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