I have, too often, attended mass with an unfortunate mind frame. On numerous occasions I have seen my attendance at mass a necessary chore rather than a beautiful gift. The main reason for this is simply a lack of understanding. There is much symbolism, meaning, tradition, scripture, truth, and beauty in the mass that I constantly learn something new every time I invest in learning about the mass.
At Face to Face Parish Missions Ken reserves his Sunday morning sessions to speak about the mass. Each time I hear him speak on the mass I find a deeper reverence and understanding. It is truly God’s greatest gift to us. I like many Catholics have a deep yearning to find a greater understanding of the mass. That longing was clearly present during the Sunday morning session in Lake Lenore, Saskatchewan this past weekend. Many people’s desire for a greater knowledge of the mass was enlightened.
“In all 60 years of my life I have never heard the mass explained that way. I was happy to learn that by making the sign of the cross we are identifying ourselves as a part of God’s family.” Shared Rosanne Schemenauer.
“I can honestly say that one of the things that inspired me the most was the exploration of the mass. I don’t think I have ever heard it explained that way and it made going to mass feel like a different experience,” agreed Steve Patton.
I would love to share all of the points of Ken’s talk, but I fear I do not have the time and space to accomplish that in this blog. I would, therefore, encourage you to grab a copy of Ken’s latest book The Fullness of Purpose, which has an entire chapter devoted to the mass or attend a Parish Mission near you.