A Mass in a Catholic Church
A mass in a catholic church is divided into two topics. These are the
liturgy of the word and the liturgy of the Eucharist.
The liturgy of the word is focused on the lectern where the main vocal
parts of mass take place,-the first and second reading's , the gospel
etc. And is a time where God is thanked and praised. The mass starts
with the potential rite where everyone taking place in the mass say's
the prayers "Lord have mercy", and "I confess". These two important
prayers are said to ask God for forgiveness, to say sorry for all the
things they have done wrong-to cleanse that person from sin.
Prayers are used in all aspects of the mass whether it is for
forgiveness or to ask of something but a main type of prayer that we
must not forget is praise which is to say the "Gloria", and the "Glory
to God" to thank God as the creator of heaven, and earth, the savior
of whom saved us from sin , and the holy spirit as the life-giver.
After these prayers are spoken a member of the church-from the
congregation makes a stand to the lectern where he/she reads two
readings which are the food for the spiritual life of God's people.
After the two reading's the member of the congregation will resume his
seat and the deacon, takes his place at the lectern where he reads the
gospel and speaks about one of Jesus' teachings.
When the Deacon finishes the reading of the Gospel the priest will
then take a rise and explain the readings and Gospel of Jesus'
teachings. for example the story of the woman being stoned. Jesus
taught us not to judge others ,but instead to treat other people as
you yourself would like to be treated so if this story is hard to
understand the priest would use it in the modern day world e.g. if
someone came from a foreign country and was a different colour or race
and couldn't speak the language then that person would feel left out
so he would say to treat this person as you would your best friend.
As the priest does the homily he say's the words "let us stand
together to express our faith". So everyone in the church at the time
stand and say together the Nicene creed which is the statement of
belief-"I believe in one God, the Father the Almighty etc. This will
strengthen each person's faith towards God knowing there is...