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The How to Book of the Mass  by Michael Dubruiel would be a great gift for a newly-confirmed Catholic.






Michael DubruielThe How-To Book of the Mass is the only book that not only provides the who, what, where, when, and why of themost time-honored tradition of the Catholic Church but also the how.

In this complete guide you get:

  • step-by-step guidelines to walk you through the Mass
  • the Biblical roots of the various parts of the Mass and the very prayers themselves
  • helpful hints and insights from the Tradition of the Church
  • aids in overcoming distractions at Mass
  • ways to make every Mass a way to grow in your relationship with Jesus

If you want to learn what the Mass means to a truly Catholic life—and share this practice with others—you can’t be without The How-To Book of the Mass. Discover how to:

  • Bless yourself
  • Make the Sign of the Cross
  • Genuflect
  • Pray before Mass
  • Join in Singing the Opening Hymn
  • Be penitential
  • Listen to the Scriptures
  • Hear a Great Homily Everytime
  • Intercede for others
  • Be a Good Steward
  • Give Thanks to God
  • Give the Sign of Peace
  • Receive the Eucharist
  • Receive a Blessing
  • Evangelize Others
  • Get something Out of Every Mass You Attend

“Is this not the same movement as the Paschal meal of the risen Jesus with his disciples? Walking with them he explained the Scriptures to them; sitting with them at table ‘he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.”1347, Catechism of the Catholic Church


Find more about The How to Book of the Mass here.

Lent Reflection

Worshipping in spirit and truth, which is the kind of worship

that God seeks, involves an intimate dialogue, pouring out

our hearts and minds to God at all times. The late Bishop John

Sheets used to define the spiritual life as a “dialogic relationship,”

a fancy way of saying that we are in conversation with God at

every moment. Nothing we do is too trivial for God, nothing

beneath his notice.

If we truly believed this, our lives would be immediately

transformed. Gone forever would be the idea that God doesn’t

care what we do with our lives. There would be no area of our

lives that would be off-limits to God. Because when we worship

in spirit and truth, we realize that we live because God’s breath

is within us, and we live best when we acknowledge the source

of every breath we take.

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