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What is a mass?

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RS Coursework Describe the mass The church is a place that Catholics go. The Catholics are supposed to go to the Church everyday and you must go to the mass every Sunday. The mass is a way, which communicates between the followers and Jesus. Now I will introduce the mass: The Sunday mass is the most common mass that Catholics attended. In Sunday mass, we must have a priest to lead the mass. For the beginning, we sing an entrance Hymn to sing in praise of Jesus and welcome him. After that, we must make a sign of cross and have a greeting by the priest because they believe priests are the representatives of Jesus. ...read more.


When the creed and prayers are finished, we will have the offertory. Offertory procession is when bread and wine are taken to the priest. The bread and wine are blessed and the priest blessed the bread and wine which makes it to be the precious body and blood of Jesus. The priest will read out Luke 22:14-23, it said: "And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to the disciple, saying "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you." ...read more.


Transubstantiation takes place during the consecration. After the Eucharistic prayer, we say a prayer of "Lord's prayer" to ask for the food of eternal life and for forgiveness. Then we have a sign of peace and unity. This is usually a handshake. After the sign of peace, it is the Holy Communion, at that time they are doing the re-enactment of the Last supper; the communion is recreating the Last Supper. After the blessing of the bread and wine, the followers will have the communion rite and start getting Jesus' blessed bread and wine. Usually the priest will drink all the wine and just give out the bread. After the Holy Communion, we have the last blessing from the priest, the priest will send the follower's request to the God and show God is loved and served by his people, and then we will have the recessional hymn to let the priest leave. ...read more.

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