• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Describe a Mass in a Roman Catholic Church.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

R.E Coursework 1.Describe a Mass in a Roman Catholic Church. Going to Mass, joining the prayer of Mass is the most important thing that Catholics do. In the past Catholics risked their own lives just in order to attend Mass. This was when a person was persecuted for going to Mass. Every Mass begins with the people present, acting out the Sign of the Cross, "In the name of the father, the son and the holy spirit. Amen", When we do this we are saying in whose name gather. This is also a sign that we belong to God - we are God's people. We all are a family and when we come to Mass the Church is our home because this is also is our Father's house. After the Sign of the Cross we ask for forgiveness and healing for any sin that separates us from each other and from God. Can you truly say that you have loved God and everyone you have ever come in contact with? Frequently we fail to live up to this great commandment of Jesus. Thirdly we all recite the Gloria. ...read more.

Middle

2. Explain the importance for a Roman Catholic of regularly attending Mass. The Holy Eucharist (or Mass as it is sometimes called) is a true sacrament, given to us by Christ. Christ is present in the Eucharist and is received by us when we taken his body and blood. The Priest transforms the ordinary bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ so that only the image of bread and wine remains. The sacrament effects how we are one with Christ; it is food for the soul, gives grace and forgives sin. When the bread and wine is blessed and given out in the sacrament of the Eucharist, it is done in the same way as was done in Marks Gospel, chapter 14, verses 22 to 25. This was the Last Supper and the very first Mass. Now the Church believes that the church through out the ages remembers that Jesus offered his perfect sacrifice of himself on the cross, through the mass. As both, priest and victim Jesus is present during the mass. Jesus suffered once and died on Calvary (Matthew 27:35-44) ...read more.

Conclusion

this was the last time he prayed in private before he was taken to be crucified. Also Jesus told parables explaining public and private pray. The Pharisee and the Tax collector (Luke's Gospel chapter 18 verses 9 to 14) is one of the parables Jesus told. The Pharisee stood-up and made everyone think that he's so great and Holy by praying out loud, but when he went outside he was an evil man, telling people to give him money so that they may get to heaven. The tax collector on the other hand was truly sorry for his sins, he didn't make a scene; he just went to the back of the room and prayed in private. The Bible states, "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." (James' Gospel chapter 5 verse 16). Just as dieting and exercise are important to keep your body healthy, private prayer on a daily basis is also essential for you to live a happy and fulfilling life. Private prayer, unlike public prayer should be between you and God. When we go to church, we are part of the Catholic community. We are a family because we all pray together. The Mass is mainly centred around one theme, the Last Supper. By James Kenny ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Christmas section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Christmas essays

  1. The Story of Christmas and the Christ Child

    The custom of hanging a wreath on the front door of the home probably came from this practice. Holly is an evergreen tree with sharply pointed, glossy leaves and bright red berries. It is used in making Christmas wreaths and other decorations.

  2. Holy communion.

    Then the priest gives a sermon, which is usually based on the Bible readings. Then everyone says the Nicene Creed, which is the most widely accepted and used statements of Christian faith. Then follows the prayer of the faithful in which the congregation pray for the Church, the World and

  1. Four Gospels.

    Resurrection * The Greatest Commandment * Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind * Love your neighbours as youirself * The Question about David's Son Chapter 23 -Proclamiation of the King * Jesus Denounces Scribes and Pharisees * The Lament

  2. Holy Week And Easter

    On Easter Sunday Christians attend special services of celebration, where they sing hymns of joy praising God and giving thanks, readings are taken from the scriptures describing appearances Jesus made to his disciples. Easter celebrates the salvation that Jesus brought to human kind.

  1. Traditions and holidays of Great Britain

    But traditionally you must never write your name on it. Some British newspapers have got a page for Valentine's Day messages on February 14th. This lovely day is widely celebrated among people of all ages by the exchanging of "valentines".

  2. I am going to write about three different poems, which have a different view ...

    The poet also describes Herod's tongue as "gingerbread". I think the poet has used this metaphor to describe how Herod talks. Gingerbread is sweet and if Herod's tongue is described as sweet then we get an impression that he talks sweetly and persuasively to the children to come to him.

  1. Our task is to produce a Christmas Food Product capable of mass production.

    The berry filling combined with the topping infused nicely to make a sweet taste, with a slight tang from the filling. Because of the ingredients used, it smelt of almonds and cinnamon making it smell rich and full. Also, it serves 4-6 people therefore it will be a reasonable value.

  2. Mark Verses 33-34

    Paul said, 'as for the man who is weak in faith, give him a welcome' (Romans 14:1). Verse 37 'In my name', means 'with my authority and for me'.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work