“Hear Mass daily; it will prosper the whole day. All your duties will be performed the better for it, and your soul will be stronger to bear its daily cross. The Mass is the most holy act of religion; you can do nothing that can give greater glory to God or be more profitable for your soul than to hear Mass both frequently and devoutly. It is the favorite devotion of the saints.” -St. Peter Julian Eymard
In this Year A of our Catechism cycle, we will examine this greatest prayer – the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and learn to understand in much greater detail the rich theological meaning behind the art, architecture, words, and gestures of it. This growth in wisdom will aim to lead students from wonder to knowledge, and then back to prayerful wonder again. What do candles on the altar signify? What is a stole? Why does the priest make multiple Signs of the Cross during Mass? These are just a few of the many questions students will come to explore. In addition, the Divine Office – the second of the Church’s great liturgical treasures – will be discussed and prayed. Year B (2020/2021) will explore the topic of Church History, as presented in the Didache Series.
Nothing Superflous (The Rev. James W. Jackson, FSSP)
Treasure and Tradition (Lisa Bergman – St. Augustine Press)
Tutor: Fr. Cassian DiRocco