His Mass and Ours
As the translation of the New Roman Missal help Catholics see the Eucharistic Liturgy new eyes, Brendan Leahy offers this loving explanation of the dual dimension of the Mass – Christ’s gift and our existential participation. His action and our daily cooperation.
By reflecting on each of the rites within the Mass – from our mental and spiritual state as we enter the church, through the opening procession, to the final blessing and out into the relationships that make up our daily life – Leahy draws out the meaning and value of what Christ says and does for His people, and what they say and do in response.
Reading and praying with these excerpts from the Roman Missal, quotes from theologians and popes, and stories of “regular Catholics” will give you a sense of the fullness of communion of “His Mass” and “ours”.