Mass in the Catholic Church

The Mass,

known more fully as the

Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

is the central liturgical ritual in the Catholic Church where the bread and wine are consecrated and become the body and blood of Christ.

The term Mass is derived from the concluding words of the Roman Rite Mass in Latin: Ite, missa est” (“Go; it is the dismissal”). The Late Latin word missa substantively corresponds to the classical Latin word missio. In antiquity, missa simply meant dismissal. In Christian usage, however, it gradually took on a deeper meaning. The word dismissal has come to imply a mission.

Five Parts of the Catholic Mass

  • Introductory Rite

    This includes the procession where the priest enters into the nave with altar servers and deacon if there is one. Entrance chant or hymn is sung. Makes the sign of the cross. Signify the presence of the Lord. Invites to take part in the Act of Penitence. Glorifies and Entreats God the Father and the Lamb. Everyone pray with the Priest and observe silence. Priest pronounces the short general prayer called Collect.

  • Liturgy of the Word

  • Liturgy of the Eucharist

  • Communion Rite

  • Concluding Rite

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