The Mass

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Good question.  The Mass is the central act of worship for a billion Catholics worldwide.  The Mass is the re-presentation (not representation) of the Last Supper and His sacrifice on the cross.  The central act of the Mass is the Eucharist where unleavened bread is turned into the Body of Christ and wine becomes His blood.  The Mass fulfills Jesus commandment to "do this in memory of Me."  The Eucharist is Jesus Christ, the God who became man for the salvation of the world.  The Mass, with the Eucharist at its heart, has been the central act of worship for Christians throughout the centuries. 

The word "Mass" comes from the Latin word "missa" which means "to send forth."  This is because each Mass provides grace and strengthens us to go back into the world to make Christ present.

For more on the Mass try the following:

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10006a.htm

http://www.catholic.com/library/sacraments.asp

http://www.scripturecatholic.com/the_eucharist.html

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