Getting to Go to Mass!

Psalm 84:10

For a day in thy courts is better

than a thousand elsewhere.


Life offers us a choice as Catholics.  We can be Catholics who have to go to Mass or we can be Catholics who get to go to Mass.  Today’s verse sums up the heart cry of the latter sort.  And the reason for that cry is simple: every trip to Mass is a trip into the very presence of Jesus Christ himself, alive and changing lives in the Eucharist.  Go to Mass, go to Heaven.  What better place is there?

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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