Coming Back to Mass
The Mass is the very heart and centre of our life as Catholics. Taking part in the Mass is the hallmark of being a Catholic.
Because the Risen Lord himself invites each of us, calling us by name, to spend time with him, to listen to him speaking to us in the Scripture readings, to profess our faith together, to unite our lives with his sacrifice, and to have our inner self, our soul, nourished by the gift of his own life.
It is Jesus himself who says to us about the Mass: 'Do this in memory of me.'
Jesus calls us his friends. We are his family.
The Mass is our Lord's most precious gift, because there he gathers us together and shares his life with us. There he fills us with his life and his love, and gives us a peace no-one else can give.
It is the Risen Jesus himself who stands in your church, with his arms open in welcome, inviting you to join his group of friends who gather close to him.
No matter how long you have been away, you will be very warmly welcome - by the Lord and by his Church.
Jesus says 'Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest'