What is Mass with Bishop Barron
The importance of going to Mass.
with Fr. Mike Schmitz
What are the purposes for which the Mass is offered?
The purposes for which the Mass is offered are: first, to adore God as our Creator and Lord; second, to thank God for His many favors; third, to ask God to bestow His blessings on all men; fourth, to satisfy the justice of God for the sins committed against Him.
(a) In every Mass adoration, praise, and thanksgiving are given to God, and reparation is made to Him.
(b) Besides the purpose for which the Mass is offered and the effects that it produces, there are also special fruits of the Mass. The fruits Of the Mass are the blessings that God bestows through the Mass upon the celebrant, upon those who serve or assist at it, upon the person or persons for whom it is offered, and also upon all mankind, especially the members of the Church and the souls in purgatory.
(c) The measure of these blessings depends especially on the dispositions of those to whom they are given.
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