The Homily at Mass

Substantially connected to Sacred Scripture, a homily is delivered by a bishop, priest, or deacon immediately after the reading of the Gospel during the...
Holy Days

Holy Days

All Sundays, including Easter, are holy days when all Catholics are obligated to attend Mass. In addition to these, the Universal Church has established...
Vestments

Vestments

At Mass, a Catholic priest is not dressed like the rest of the congregation. He is also not dressed like the ministers of most...
Mass Readings

Mass Readings

At every Mass, Catholics hear several readings from Sacred Scripture during the Liturgy of the Word. The readings are important and necessary elements of...
Liturgy of the Hours

Liturgy of the Hours

Comprised of readings from Sacred Scripture, writings of saints and theologians, and short reflections to be prayed at different times of the day, the...
Mass

Mass

The Mass is a distinctive form of worship practiced by Catholics. It is the most important and sacred liturgical act of the Church. Jesus...