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The Holy Mass ♥

The second day of the KFC International Kids Village began with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Fr. Celis was very passionate in explaining the value of the Mass. He said that the mass is not the same as praying the Rosary, neither it is a Bible study. The mass is something else. He also explained about the Jewish Feast of Passover. I remember the first time that I got to experience it during the Jesus Week. It was only then that I was able to fully understand what it truly meant. Fr. Celis is right, we cannot appreciate what we don't understand. And so it is important for parents to teach their children why Sunday is different from any other days, why the Mass is different (and more important) than any other activity.

Fr. Mar Ladra's book, Straight from the Heart, has a dedicated chapter on the Holy Mass. Allow me to share this section:

Tremendous Value of the Holy Mass (quotes from the book THE HIDDEN TREASURE - HOLY MASS by St. Leonard)
  • At the hour of death the Holy Masses you have heard devoutly will be your greatest consolation.
  • God forgives you all the venial sins which you are determined to avoid. He forgives you all your unknown sins which you never confessed. The power of Satan over you is diminished.
  • Every Mass will go with you to judgment and will plead for pardon for you. 
  • By every Mass you can diminish the temporary punishment due to your sins, more or less, according to your fervor. 
  • By devoutly assisting at Holy Mas you render the greatest homage possible to the Sacred Humanity of our Lord. 
  • Through the Holy Sacrifice, our Lord Jesus Christ supplies for many of your negligences and omissions.
  • By piously hearing Holy Mass you afford the souls in purgatory the greatest possible relief.
  • One Holy Mass heard during your life will be one more benefit to you than many heard for you after your death. 
  • Through Holy Mass you are preserved from many from many dangers and misfortunes which would otherwise have befallen you. You shorten your purgatory by every Mass.
  • Every Mass wins for you  higher degree of glory in heaven when you receive the priest's blessing, which our Lord ratifies in heaven.
  • During the Holy Mass you kneel amid a multitude of holy angels, who are present at the adorable Sacrifice, with reverential awe.
  • Through the Holy Mass you are blessed in your temporal goods and affairs.
  • Every time you assist at Holy Mass, besides other intentions, you should offer it in honor of the saint of the day.
  • When you hear Holy Mass devoutly, offering it to Almighty God in honor of any particular saint or angel, thanking God for the favors bestowed on him, etc., you afford the saint or angel a new degree of honor, joy,  and happiness, and draw this special love and protection on yourself.
Miracles happen every day, especially during the Holy Mass when the Body and Blood of the Sacrificial Lamb, Jesus Himself, is offered to us as the Bread of Life. :)

Photo Credit: CFC Kids for Christ
Oh Sacrament Most Holy
Oh Sacrament Divine
All praise and all thanksgiving
Be every moment Thine 

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