The Mass is the primary worship gathering for Catholics. In the beginning, it might feel a bit like a dance when you don’t know the steps – people standing, kneeling, sitting and responding to the prayers and readings with learnt phrases. Don’t worry – it’s an easy dance to learn!
We stand to pray, we sit to listen and reverently kneel at those sacred moments. We also put the words up on the screen to help with the responses.
The Mass itself follows a very simple structure:
- We gather as a community.
- We listen.
- We give thanks (through celebrating the Eucharist).
- We go in peace.
These simple actions effectively bring a change in our lives, transforming us into the Body of Christ for the world.