CATHOLIC MOMENTS: SUNDAY MASS                                                               BY JAMES P. CAMPBELL


When we take time to reflect on the words and actions of the celebration of the Eucharist at Sunday Mass, it is rather awe-inspiring. In the Old Testament in Psalm 8 we see a hint of the regard with which we are held by God. 

5 What are humans that you are mindful of them, mere mortals that you care for them? 6 Yet you have made them little less than a god, crowned them with glory and honor. (Psalm 8: 5 – 6)

How much more immeasurable is God’s love and desire for us that he should send his Son to live among us, to share in our pains, to heal us, and ultimately to suffer death on the Cross. Now through his Resurrection, Ascension into heaven, and the sending of the Spirit invites us on a journey into the very heart of God. 

This is the journey that we celebrate at Sunday Mass in the Eucharist, remembering Christ’s sacrifice for us, as he calls us into communion with himself and others for the sake of the word.

What can be more breathtaking?