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Friday, November 13, 2015

Faith Filled Friday: Participation at Mass

In my morning emailed meditation of the day on November 4th I received this quote that really rocked me.

"We do not come to church to attend the service as a spectator, but in order, along with the priest, to serve God. Everything we do—our entering, being present, our kneeling and sitting and standing, our reception of the sacred nourishment—should be divine service. This is so only when all we do overflows from the awareness of a collected heart and the mind’s attentiveness."
— Fr. Romano Guardini, from Meditations Before Mass, p. 28,

Now think about that next time you’re at Mass.  You are not a spectator, you are a participant of a divine service.  You can read about Fr. Guardini here.  

By the way, I get my daily devotional emails like this one sent to me by The Catholic Company.  It’s free.  You can subscribe here.  


  1. I agree with this quote. Our priest said once, when we attend Mass we are not the audience. God is. We are there to thank and serve Him.

    By the way: I have mentioned you on my Blog today, (with thanx), and linked to here so that people might visit you.

    God bless.

    1. Ah, let me go over and see! Thanks for coming by here.