QUEZON City, Oct. 28, 2014—The University of the Philippines Student Catholic Action (UPSCA) invites the faithful to a free talk about the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. at the Delaney Hall, Parish of the Holy Sacrifice, inside the UP Diliman campus, Quezon City.
Dubbed “The Mass Explained,” the event is a faith discussion to be facilitated by Fr. Rudolf Horst of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) that will “help foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Roman Catholic Mass.”
It is open to the public.
“The Holy Mass is the source and summit of Christian life. Learning and developing a deeper understanding of the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist leads us to love It more,” UPSCA said.
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) 1332, the Holy Mass (Missa) is so called because “the liturgy in which the mystery of salvation is accomplished concludes with a sending forth (mission) of the faithful, so that they may fulfil God’s will in their daily lives.”
On the importance of the Eucharist, the Curé d’Ars, St. Jean-Marie Vianney was quoted as saying, “Put all the good works in the world against one Holy Mass; they will be as a grain of sand beside a mountain.”
For St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, it would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass. (Raymond A. Sebastián)