Don’t Just Go to Mass—Pray the Mass!

For practicing Catholics who attend Mass every Sunday, it can be easy to get caught up in the routine instead of consciously entering into the sacrament. When this happens, although we remain physically present, we start to become emotionally distant from what’s actually taking place on the altar, while missing some of the main aspects of our faith.

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary shares some ways we can dive deeper into the Mass through prayer.

You can read the institution narratives that Fr. Mark-Mary mentions in the following passages:

  • Matthew 26:20-29
  • Mark 14:17-25
  • Luke 22:14-20 1
  • Corinthians 11:23-25

Check out the life-changing study that Fr. Mark-Mary mentions in the video.

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Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.