"It's only Mass that matters." - Old Irish saying
"The Mass is the greatest of all love songs. It is our rendezvous with God, where He comes to us joyfully and gladly. …
What has already begun through other kinds of prayer is now brought to fulfillment at
God and humanity become one in a strange and incredible mystery that only
a lover like God could conceive. The Mass is the incarnation of His immense love, and it is
also the incarnation of our response: God and human beings are in communion.
I am always especially joyful when I go to Communion, cognizant of the great mystery happening there. For me, the symbols of bread and wine dissolve and disappear into the reality of Christ’s body and blood. I receive God in a mysterious way. He comes to me in order to be united with me. When I receive from the chalice, it is difficult for me to let go of it. The symbolism has vanished, and only the blood of Christ remains. I want to hold on to it as long as I can."
Catherine de Hueck Doherty (1896-1985)
Excerpt from Soul of My Soul:
Reflections from a Life of Prayer (pgs 93,94)
Sometime in the month of June ...
invite someone to attend Mass with you!
What a fitting gift to the Sacred Heart of Jesus!