Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Keeping Mass in Christmas Keeps Christ in Christmass


Once again as advent winds down we approach Christmass, waiting in anticipation. We have hopefully spent a little more time in prayer, gave a little more of ourselves and our resources, and perhaps received the sacrament of penance more often. The ultimate purpose of advent being to "prepare Him room" in our hearts and once again with joy celebrate the coming of the God of the universe into our world, taking human flesh from Mary and showing us the way back to heaven. It all started in Bethlehem, the House of Bread and continues today through His coming to us in the Breaking of the Bread, the Eucharist.

For my non-Catholic brothers and sisters:
To fully keep Christ in Christmass, why not celebrate the mass of Christ this year? The liturgy of the Eucharist is designed with the whole purpose of bringing us to Christ, uniting us to his sacrifice for us. What better way to keep Him in Christmass than celebrating with the Mass of Christ? There are plenty of masses on the vigil of Christmass as well as Christmass day. Go to Mass Times here, find a nearby Catholic Church (they are everywhere, be assured) and quietly give homage to the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings. Though you are not Catholic, or have left the Church, you can still benefit from a spiritual communion without partaking of the Eucharist.
Perhaps this will be the year that you will come home for Christmas.

6 Comments:

Blogger George Weis said...

Thank you Russ... in particular for the link to the older post :)

Your friend,
-g-

December 23, 2009 10:12 AM  
Blogger kkollwitz said...

"Keeping Mass in Christmas Keeps Christ in Christmass"

Great line...did you invent it?

December 23, 2009 11:25 AM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

I don't know kkol, I wrote about it here a few years ago. Just seems intuitive to me, that when we leave the Mass out of Christmas, we are in danger of losing the true meaning.

December 23, 2009 12:10 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

Your welcome George.
My prayers are with you guys.

December 23, 2009 12:11 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

"I'll be Home for Christmas, you can plan on me..."

December 23, 2009 1:37 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

deborah-
Amen!

December 23, 2009 5:25 PM  

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