We Invite You To Mass

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We Invite You To Mass

We Invite You To Mass

You don't have to be a Catholic, or even believe in God, to attend Mass. If you're a skeptic, it's unlikely that you are the only one present at that service. If you are a Catholic with doubts and issues about the Church, don't think that you are alone. But you can learn a lot about life, the universe, and everything at a Catholic Mass.

If you don't know what we do at Mass, or don't remember much from days of yore, don't worry about that! Come as you are, and just stand when we stand, sit when we sit, sing when we sing -- even if you think you can't sing, because singing is fun and actually very good for your physical and mental health. When we pray or speak, listen to what is being said and think about what it could mean for you if those words are true. Open your imagination a bit and let it flow with the rhythm of the service.

When we kneel, you can simply continue to sit, or you can kneel with us. See how that feels. When we come to Communion, you can continue to sit, or you can join the Communion procession with your arms crossed over your chest. The minister of Holy Communion will then give you a brief blessing. It won't hurt. It might even help. Communion is reserved for practicing Catholics; there are various reasons for that. We can explain later when we talk.

For what it's worth, we believe that when you attend Mass, even though as a non-Catholic you won't receive communion, you still come into the physical presence of Jesus Christ, who is always present at every Mass we celebrate. We know you may not even believe in Jesus – that's OK, he believes in you and knows that you exist.