The Holy Mass is the Unbloody sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ Who Offers Himself on the Altar, through the Priest of God, as he offered himself on the Cross to save the world




Que pridie quam paeretur, accepti panem in sanctas ac venerabiles  manus suas, et elevatis oculis in caelum ad te Deum, Patremsuum  ominpotentem, tibi gratias agens, beme + dixit, fregit, deditque suis, dicens: Accipite, et manducate ex  hoc omnes: (1

Nomini Patris, + et, Filii, et spiritus Sancti. Amen P. Introibo ad altare Dei S. Ad Deum qui laetificat juventutem meam. Amen (2)

Simili modo postquam coenatum  est accipiens et hunc praeclarum Calcem in sanctas ac venerabiles  manus suas: item tibi gratias age  bene + dixit, deditque discipulis ex eo omnes: (3)




"The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass".

  HOLY MASS is the sacrifice of the true body and blood of Jesus Christ, really present upon the altar, under the appearances of bread and wine, and offered to God by the priest for the living and the dead. Holy Mass is the same sacrifice as that which was offered up by Our Lord Himself on the cross of Calvary, the manner alone of the offering being different. On the cross, He actually died by the shedding of His blood. On the altar, He renews His death in a mystical manner, without the re-shedding of blood. This is done at the Consecration, for by the separate and distinct consecration of the two species, namely of the bread and of the wine, the blood of Christ is exhibited as being once more separate from His body; and thus Jesus Christ is placed on the altar, and offered to heaven, under the appearance of death, as if slain again and immolated.

The Four Great Ends of Mass

HOLY Mass is offered to God for four great ends, corresponding to the four great duties we owe to Him; these are:

1) To praise, honor, and adore the infinite majesty of God, . . . Who is infinitely deserving of all the glory that can be given Him by His creatures.
2) To satisfy the infinite justice of God, . . . Who is infinitely offended by the sins committed against Him.
3) To thank the infinite liberalit * of God . . . for all the favors bestowed upon His creatures.
4) To petition the infinite goodness of God, . . . to grant us all, needful blessings.
When Jesus Christ by the Holy Ghost offered Himself unspotted to God on Mount Calvary, He paid infinite adoration to the divine majesty, gave infinite satisfaction to the divine justice, made an infinite return to the divine liberality and moved the divine goodness by an appeal of infinite efficacy. Now in Holy Mass, Jesus places Himself entirely in your hands, that you may offer to God the same great sacrifice of infinite value for the same most excellent ends, in your behalf as well as for others, whether living or dead. For all who devoutly assist at Holy Mass are made one with the priest, and along with him present to heaven the adorable sacrifice. What would you, therefore, do without the Holy Mass? 'Holy Mass is the sum of Christianity, the soul of faith, the center of the Catholic religion, the grand object of all her rites, ceremonies, and sacraments; in a word, it is a summary of all that is grand and beautiful in the Church of God.' St. Leonard Of Port Maurice. 'When a priest celebrates Holy Mass, he honors God, he rejoices the angels, he edifies** the Church, he helps the living, he obtains rest for the departed, and makes himself partaker of all blessings.' -- Following of Christ. 'That the faithful be not deprived of the immense benefit of [this] same . . . sacrifice [of the Cross], Holy Church commands her children under pain of grievous sin to hear Mass on all Sundays and holydays of obligation. But Catholic who has any right idea of the importance and value of Holy Mass will remain satisfied with this. He will attend Holy Mass as often as he can on week days as well. He will have masses offered for himself and others.' Fr. Fiege, in the Paraclete." F.X.Lasance, My Prayer Book (1909). * generous **edify: " To instruct especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement. " American Heritage Ditionary. Also, the root word is "ediface", so edify means "to build" or "to build up the church".


The following summary shows the fidelity with which "The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Passion" are each divided into thirty-seven episodes of:



  1. At the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar----------------------------Jesus enters the Garden
    2. At the Beginning of Mass -----------------------------------Prayer of Jesus in the Garden

3. At the Confiteor-------- J
esus prostrated in the Garden, laden with the sins of mankind
4. The Priest kisses the Altar-----------------------------------J
udas betrays Jesus with a kiss
5. T
he priest goes to the Epistle side------------ Jesus is dragged to prison   

6. At the Introit---------------------------Jesus is struck on the Face

7. At the Kyrie Eleison ------------------------------------------ Jesus is thrice denied by Peter
8. At the Dominus Vobiscum --------------------------J
esus looks at Peter and converts him
9. At the Epistle-----------------------------------------J
esus is conducted to the house of Pilate
10. At the Munda Cor Meum-------------------------------------------------J
esus is led to Herod
12. At the Gospel ------------------------------ J
esus mocked as a fool and sent back to Pilate
13. The Priest unveils the Chalice -------------------------Jesus is stripped of His garments
14. At the Offertory----------J
esus is scourged and offers up His sufferings to the Father
15. The Priest covers the Chalice -------------------------------- J
esus is crowned with thorns
16. The priest washes his fingers ---------------------------------------- Pilate washes his hands 

 17. At the Orate Fratres -------------------------P
ilate says to the Jews, "Behold the Man"
18. At the Preface----------------------------------------------------J
esus is condemned to death
19. At the Memento for the Living -------------------------------------J
esus carries His Cross
20. The Priest extends his hands over the Chalice ---Veronica wipes with a linen cloth the Face of Jesus

21. The Priest makes the Sign of the Cross over Bread and Wine five times ---Jesus is nailed to the Cross  
 22. At the Elevation of the Host ----  T
he Cross of Jesus is elevated between Heaven and earth.
23. At the Elevation of the Chalice------------- The Blood of Jesus flows from His wounds.
24. At the Momento for the dead ----------------------------------------Jesus prays for all men 
25. At the Nobis Quoque Peccatoribus----The conversion of the Good Thief (St. Dismas)

26. At the Pater Noster --------------------------------------The Seven Last Words of Christ
27. At the division of the Hos
t ---------J
esus expires on the Cross; The veil of the Temple is rent in two.
28. The Priest puts a particle of the Host into the Chalice-----The Soul of Jesus descends into Limbo.

29. At the Agnus Dei------------------------T
he centurion and those around him strike their breasts and say "Indeed this was the Son of God!"
30. At the Communion-----------------------------------   J
esus is buried

31.The Ablution Jesus' -------------------------------------Body is embalmed
32. After the Communion----------------------------------T
he Resurrection of Jesus Christ
33. At the Dominus Vobiscum--J
esus appears to His disciples and says "Peace be to you"
34. At the Post Communion                     J
esus converses for forty days with His disciples
35. The last Dominus Vobiscum                                                      Jesus ascends to Heaven
 36. At the Priest's blessing                                       The descent of the Holy Ghost



 We want to share some excellent explanations of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that we are confident will be an excellent tool to share with your Novus Ordo friends and non-Catholics to truly understand why Catholics so cherish the True Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and the reasons why the Traditional Latin Mass is the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven, and why we believe in the Transubstantiation and the Propitiatory nature of the Holy Sacrifice to sustain us.

We present three videos that clearly delineate the differences are so stark that we would hope those still following the church of Vatican Two will realize what they thought was Catholic is definitely not and we entreat them to seek out a true Mass.

To see close-ups of the priest's actions at the Altar from the Offertory to the end of the Mass, to even better comprehend the sacredness of the Holy Sacrifice. Consider the tremendous value of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: One Holy Mass heard during your life will be of more benefit to you than many heard for you after your death. At the hour of death, the Holy Masses you have heard devoutly will be your greatest consolation. God forgives you all your venial sins which you sincerely determined to avoid. God forgives all unknown sins which you have never confessed. The power of the devil over you is diminished. Every Holy Mass will go with you to Judgment and will plead for pardon for you. By every Holy Mass you can diminish the temporal punishment due to your sins, more or less, according to your fervor. By every Holy Mass you assist at devoutly your time in Purgatory is shortened. By devoutly assisting at Holy Mass you render the greatest homage possible to the Sacred Humanity of Our Lord. Through the Holy Sacrifice, Our Lord Jesus Christ supplies for many of your negligences and omissions. By piously hearing Holy Mass you afford the Souls in Purgatory (the Church Suffering) the greatest possible relief. Through Holy Mass you are preserved from many dangers and misfortunes which would otherwise have befallen you. During Holy Mass   you kneel amid a multitude of holy Angels, who are present at the Adorable Sacrifice with reverential awe. Through Holy Mass  you are blessed in your temporal goods and affairs. By piously hearing Holy Mass  you afford the Souls in Purgatory (the Church Suffering) the greatest possible relief. Through Holy Mass   you are preserved from many dangers and misfortunes which would otherwise have befallen you. During Holy Mass you kneel amid a multitude of holy Angels, who are present at the Adorable Sacrifice with reverential awe. Through Holy Mass you are blessed in your temporal goods and affairs. When you hear Holy Mass devoutly, offering it to Almighty God in honor of any particular Saint or Angel, thanking God for the favors bestowed on him or her, you afford that Saint or Angel a new degree of honor, joy and happiness, and draw his special love and protection on yourself.

Every time you assist at Holy Mass, besides other intentions, you should offer it in honor of the Saint of the Day in remembering the Church Triumphant.

See Daily Catholic

1) Who, the day before He suffered, took bread into His Holy and venerable hands, and having lifted up eyes to heaven, to Thee, God, His Almighty Father, giving thanks          veto thee, blessed it + , broke it, and gave it His disciples, saying, Take and eat ye all of this:


2) In the Name of the Father, + and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Amen. Priest: I will  go in unto the Altar of  God. Server: To God, who giveth joy to my youth.  

3) In like manner, after He had supped, taking also into His holy and venerable hands this goodly chalice, again giving thanks to Thee, He blessed it, + and gave it to His disciples, saying:Take amd dronk  ye all od this:






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