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'Explain the importance for a catholic regularly attending mass'

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Vicky Geoghegan AO2 R.E Courswork 'Explain the importance for a catholic regularly attending mass' Catholics attend mass for many reasons, although there are many different reasons for going to mass, there is one thing that all people want from mass, and that is some sort of help or advice from God. Some people may think it is impossible to go to mass and return with advice fomr God, but people deal with mass in different ways and can take from it what they are willing to give back, not just to the church but to all of the people they love and care for. I think one of the main reasons people attend mass is to deepen their relationship with God. People look to God as a role model and they do their best to follow in his footsteps, even through hard times. Some Catholics feel that the closer they are with God the more he will understand and help them in their everyday lives. In a time of need help is always the anwser to the problom. ...read more.


Mass is a time to ask for forgiveness for all of your sins, not matter how foolish or wrong they may be. Some people believe that once your sinse are forgiven you can start afresg. It's like turning over a new leaf where you are free to start over again, putting your wrongs right. I think that this is why catholics attend mass most, to reconcile and start anew. This implies that mass is the remedy to all of our failings no matter what we have done wrong, we can always turn to God as mass is always open to anybody willing to go. Another reason that catholics attend God's celebration of mass is that God doesn't care how rich and wealthy you arem or how bad and poor you are, he just wants to teach everybody wrong from right and how to make the right descisions in life. The poorest of the poor could attend church and get the same out of it as a well off business man. Catholics attend mass for all sorts of different festivals and celebrations. ...read more.


People look to God for guidance, and also for an insight on his life and ways, to get a better understanding. By attending mass people get a better understanding of not only God, but of themselves. When sombody is going through a hard time, whether it be an illness of loss of the family mass is always there for them. Some people may think that mass is pointless in a time of need, even though it can't turn the clocks back and change things back to normal again, it can help you realise God is always there for you and that you have to accept what happened and move on, that way you can get on with your life. Once people have accepted what has happened in their lives they will see the brighter side of things and recieve much more comfort from visiting mass. I think that the main reason people attend mass is that they see God as the almighty, and know that if they are going to seek inner piece from anywhere it will be by becoming closer to God iat his everyday celebrations of mass. ...read more.

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