Mass

Do you ever find yourself fighting with your children about going to Mass? Or wondering why I have to go to Mass? Or someone saying to you I don’t get anything out of Mass? Or wondering, is there something more to Mass that I may be missing?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then the following information is for you.

 

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the source and summit of the Christian life.

The Mass, like all the sacraments, is about encountering Jesus.

Jesus is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament; body, blood, soul, and divinity.

We do not simply come to Mass to get something out of it, we come to give worship and thanksgiving to God.

“In the sacrifice of Christ, who gives himself to us, body and soul, there is room for our whole life. We can unite everything – our work and our sufferings, our joys – with Christ’s sufferings.” – from the YouCat (Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church)  #217

 

Check out all these great online resources to deepen your Catholic Faith on the Mass.

 

VIDEOS:

The Veil Removed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOLZDaTgIaM

  • The Veil Removed is a short film that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the catechism of the Catholic Church.

 

Fr. Mike Schmitz

 

Deacon Harold Burke Sivers

 

Jacki & Bobby Angel

 

Bishop Robert Barron

 

Matthew Kelly

 

Dr. Scott Hahn

WEBSITES:

Daily Gospel Reflections by Bishop Barron: https://dailycatholicgospel.com/sign-up-daily-gospel

 

MagnifiKid: https://us.magnificat.net/magnifikid

Every week, MagnifiKid offers:

  • All the readings and the prayers of the Sunday Mass with explanations of the difficult words and the meaning of the rituals;
  • A suggested prayer for Morning and Evening;
  • Many suggestions on how to live the entire week with the Lord;
  • Various games, a comic, and activities to help children learn about Christian life and culture;
  • A page intended for the parents with suggestions for family prayers.
  • MagnifiKid is for children between the ages of 6 and 12.

 

Kids Catholic Bulletin: http://www.catholickidsbulletin.com/

 

Children Activities on the Mass: https://www.catholicicing.com/?s=mass

 

The Mass readings can be hard to understand for children, take time to read the readings ahead of time:

 

Traveling? Find Mass Times at: https://masstimes.org/

 

Articles:

5 Ways to Think About the Mass: https://bustedhalo.com/googling-god/mass-class/five-ways-to-think-about-the-mass

Bringing Small Children to Mass: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithonthecouch/2019/10/bringing-small-children-to-mass/

How to Survive Sunday Mass with an ADHD 6-Year Old: http://m.ncregister.com/63175/b

Many Articles on the Mass for Parents: https://catholicmom.com/?s=mass

Why does the Mass Matter Anyway: https://bustedhalo.com/googling-god/mass-class/why-does-the-mass-matter-anyway

 

 

Formed.org

Formed.org (Free for St. Jane Parishioner) – has great videos and audio talks. Here is the link about how to sign up for Formed - https://www.stjanesofeastonpa.com/catholic-media/formed-faith-formation-media/

About Us

St. Jane Parish is a family rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ and our devotion to his Church.  We strive always to be a welcoming community, with our doors open to all who seek the Lord.

Address: 4049 Hartley Avenue
Easton, PA 18045

Phone: 610-253-3553

Fax: 610-253-5711

Email: info@stjanesofeastonpa.com

 

Mass Times

Daily:
6:30 a.m., 8:15 a.m. (Mon-Fri)

Saturday: 
9:00 a.m.
Sunday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon

Holy Day: Consult Bulletin

Reconciliation: 
Wednesday: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.,
or by appointment

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