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20 Answers: The Mass

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Is the Mass a meal or a sacrifice?

Why did the Mass change after Vatican II?

What are the different rites of the Mass, and how did they develop?

Why do we have to go to church every Sunday when God is everywhere, and we can just worship him in our own way?

The holy Mass is our most central and distinctive form of worship and a regular experience for hundreds of millions of Catholics around the world. Yet too many of us fail to appreciate its singular power, beauty, and necessity. Whether you’re a lifelong Catholic or a newcomer to the Faith, 20 Answers: The Mass will increase your understanding of what the Mass is and how it works, why the Church requires it, and how you can benefit more fully from its inexhaustible spiritual riches.

The 20 Answers series from Catholic Answers offers hard facts, compelling arguments, and clear explanations of the most important topics facing the Church and the world—all in a compact, easy-to-read package.  

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Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.
Softcover Book, 68 pgs
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1 Review

  • 5

    Easy to Understand

    Posted by Amy on Jul 7th 2022

    This small booklet breaks down 20 of the most asked questions about the mass. As a PSR teacher I have found this booklet helpful in explaining the mass to myself so that I can better answer the insightful questions of the students.

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