Friday, December 02, 2011

How and Why to Return to Sunday Mass

If you have been away from Sunday Mass for a while, Advent is a wonderful time to return. This list from the National Catholic Register sums up many of the reasons why we would love to have you back!

1. It’s your way to relive the Last Supper.

2 When was the last time you prayed too much?

3 If you want to spend eternity with Christ, you need to get to know him now.

4 It’s the central, necessary activity of Christian worship (Luke 22:14-23; John 6:53; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

5 It’s your best way to identify yourself with Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

6 Some of the greatest people in history were Massgoers (St. Francis, Blessed Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II …).

7 Wise people invest money for the future. How much more should we invest in eternal life?

8 It has to be better for you than TV.

9 If you’ve been to confession, you get to receive Jesus Christ. If you find a better deal, do that instead.

10 If you knew Jesus would be somewhere, wouldn’t you go see him?

11 Guaranteed Bible readings. Countless lives have been changed by Scripture. Might yours?

12 Statistics say that people who go to church are less stressed.

13 It’s the best way to pray for your family and friends — and to cope with troubled times.

14 One out of Ten Commandments asks us to go to Mass every Sunday.

15 You’ll become a better person at Mass. The more you are a part of God’s life, the better you’ll be.

16 Life is complicated. Get directions that work — from the One who created life.

17 It’s your way to go most directly through Jesus Christ to God the Father by the power of the Holy Spirit in prayer.

18 Is one hour too much to give to God? How many do you spend on other priorities?

Read more at http://www.ncregister.com/images/documents/Advent-Mass.pdf

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