Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mass on the Internet

by M. J. Joachim

Mass is an important part of being Catholic. It is available to people each and every day of the year, except Good Friday, the day we remember Christ’s Death.

Mass is a communal gathering, where people in the neighborhood get together and along with attending Mass, participate in various church ministries and activities. It’s truly a wonderful experience, especially if you’re interested in being socially active. Many Catholic parishes have several ministries, social groups and events to choose from, so it’s pretty easy to get involved or volunteer in something.

Mass, while being a community activity is also a solitary prayer between each person and God. As much as we attend Mass for social reasons, we should attend Mass all the more, because of our developing relationship with our Lord and God.

The Internet has done an amazing thing in that regard. It has made Mass readily available to millions of people. It is possible to “attend” Mass through sites like EWTN and Youtube. This is a true gift from the Catholic Church to its people.

In today’s times, when life gets so busy, it’s nice to know that we can tune out (the physical world), while tuning in (the spiritual realm). We can choose the best time and literally go to Mass whenever we want. I like this idea and appreciate all those who make it possible.

Thank you for visiting Being Catholic.

M. J.

Photo credit:  Navy Chaplain during Catholic Mass on USS John C. Stennis, U. S. Navy, Public Domain
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