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Describe a Mass in a Roman Catholic Church.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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