Question by  alex1348 (42)

What is the process of Catholic Mass?

I will be going to Mass for the first time and have no idea what to expect.


Answer by  dagomir (29)

The Catholic Mass starts with priest coming to the altar and greeting people. Then comes lithurgy of Word - passages from Scripture are read and priest deliver a sermon, usually to explain them. Next part is called lithurgy of Eucharist - during it priest prepares and consecrates wine and bread. Then comes communion, followed by any ending prayers and blessing.


Answer by  Marisa26 (54)

First is the Introductory Rites (greeting) Followed by The Creed, Homily, Intercessions and readings from the Bible. There then is the Eucharist which consists of Preparation, Communion Rite and Eucharist Prayer. At the end of the Mass there is a concluding rite. Mass is usually one hour long.


Answer by  tamkees (3203)

The mass begins with the Liturgy of the Word-- readings from the Old and New Testaments, Psalms and the Gospel. A sermon follows the Gospel. The service then shifts to the Eucharist, or Communion, beginning with prayers and an offering from the congegration. Only Roman Catholics may take Communion. The Mass is dismissed after the post-communion prayer and hymn.


Answer by  decomom (923)

A Catholic Mass is very ritualistic. There will be a welcome prayers, Bible readings, a sermon, the actual Mass portion and Communion, and then closing prayers. There are times when you are expected to sit, stand, or kneel but there will be a book to help you.


Answer by  monkeydrone (233)

The priest will enter to a hymm or psalm while everyone stands. You will then be seated and listen to a reading from the bible. A short song follows and then another reading. The priest will then deliver a sermon followed by the eucharist. Some prayer follows, announcements are made and then the priest leaves and you follow.


Answer by  bigkevin (111)

The Catholic Mass begins with a hymn followed by a greeting from the Priest. Whatever feast celebrating a saint is then invoked. There will be readings from the Old Testament, then the New Testament. Then the priest gives a sermon. Then gifts are presented, people shake hands to signify peace be with you, followed by communion and a final hymn.

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