40 Reasons Why It’s Cool to be a Catholic #32 Daily Mass

For the time being I’m going to take it for granted that Mass is cool.  We’ll get into why as we work our way up this top 40 list.  For now, let’s just say that the Mass, especially the reception of the Eucharist, is the heart and soul of our Catholic faith.  If Mass is cool, then being able to go to Mass every day is extra cool.

It wasn’t always possible to attend Mass on a weekday.  The early Church celebrated Mass only on Sundays and Holy Days.  It wasn’t until about 700 AD that daily mass was widely available.  For example, it’s believed that Saint Monica, who lived in the 4th Century, attended strangers’ funerals so she could partake of the Eucharist every day as she was prayed for her son Saint Augustine’s conversion

While we may not go to Mass everyday, isn’t it awesome that we can if we want to?  In most cities you can find a church or chapel where you can attend Mass at almost any time of day; in the morning, at lunch time, or even in the evening.  We can even attend daily Mass at Catholic hospitals, universities and other institutions.

Some of our protestant brothers and sisters are able to attend services on days other than Sunday, (When I was growing up in the Baptist tradition, we went to church on Sundays and Wednesdays).  But we not only have the opportunity to worship God in church every single day, we can also receive the Body and Blood of Christ on days other than Sunday.

We may choose to attend Mass every day or we may not.

But, being able to receive the Eucharist seven days a week is really cool.

 

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