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How Do You “Love and Serve the Lord” After Mass?

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How many times have you heard the words at the conclusion of Mass, “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord?” How do we most effectively “serve the Lord?” By bringing Him to others. As it says on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

After the blessing, the deacon dismisses the people. In fact, the dismissal gives the liturgy its name. The word “Mass” comes from the Latin word, ” Missa.” At one time, the people were dismissed with the words “Ite, missa est” (literally meaning “Go, she—meaning you, the Church—has been sent”). The word “Missa” is related to the word “missio,” the root of the English word “mission.” The liturgy does not simply come to an end. Those assembled are sent forth to bring the fruits of the Eucharist to the world.

On Wednesday, share your take on how your participation at Mass and reception of the Eucharist fill you with a missionary zeal to evangelize those you know and love!

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2 thoughts on “How Do You “Love and Serve the Lord” After Mass?

  1. What says it well is the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Article 2 part 1 section 1285 subsection 90 the last sentence “Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” Article 2 covers the sacrament of Confirmation. So, after Mass, the Blessing and the words from the celebrant “Go forth and proclaim the good news” I try to take the joy and graces of receiving Jesus in the Eucharist and share the joy and graces with others around me by wishing them a blessed day. If the opportunity comes up I’ll ask what they’re doing now and try to ask them to remember to take the word of the lord with them and how they will behave through out the day. None of us are worthy, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” We all fall short of perfection, but as we are on our way we must strive for perfection each and every moment. Hopefully longer than getting out of the parking lot! Saint Paul said “run the race till the end” not race out the parking lot. Peace

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  2. This is my second attempt posting for: How do You “Love and Serve the Lord” After Mass? Either the first one didn’t go through or just hasn’t posted yet. If you end up with two posts I’m sorry about that.
    I’ve always remembered that at the end of Mass we’re being sent. I thought I remember at Confirmation we’re being sent. So I looked in The Catechism of the Catholic Church under confirmation. The very last sentence of 1285 “Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” So, after Mass I try to say hello to at least one person and ask them; what they’re doing now? After the person replies, I’ll try to remind them to have a blessed day and to take the joy and graces they’ve received at Mass into whatever it is they’re going to do. Now, keeping in mind none of us are perfect “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” We all have to strive every moment of every day by the grace of God to not sin. Like Saint Paul said; “Run the race to the end.” He didn’t say race out of the parking lot. I would hope that the graces from receiving our Lord in the Eucharist would at least last long enough to keep us from having a problem with leaving the parking lot. Peace

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