Tuesday May 29, 2018

Sometimes it’s better to just sit and listen.  Some time back I mentioned that I wanted to start studying the meaning of our Mass – the source and summit of Christianity.  As I was going through my emails this morning, I was sent episode one of a new series by Bishop Robert Barron.  Could the timing better?  The topic of the new series is “The Mass”.  If you’ve never seen a series by Bishop Barron, you are in for a treat.

Growing up, I was privileged to know a man similar to Bishop Barron – he was one of my dad’s closest friends and to me, was – no, still is, the one who set the standard for religious (and secular) videos.  His name is Fr. Bernie Wilkins.  We were privileged every year to a new video he would put together on the various trips he would take around the world – The Holy Land, Hawaii, the history of the parishes he was stationed throughout his life, our family weddings.  One of his greatest works (other than my wedding) was his video on the history of the 1904 Worlds Fair.  My point is that having seen great videos growing up, I can say with all honesty that Bishop Barron is on the same par as Fr. Wilkins. So, without further ado, here is the part one of Bishop Barron’s video on “The Mass”.

“The Mass” by Bishop Robert Barron

I look forward to following this series and studying the true meaning and tradition of our Mass.  Please follow on this journey with me.  Also, please forward this to any fallen away Catholics you may know.  We should have a goal.  Let’s build the participation of the faithful from 25% to 30%, then 40% the 80%…you get my point.  If the source and summit of Christianity is the Mass we need to get our fellow Christians back to the pews on Sunday mornings.

Do something great for our Lord today – watch this video.

God’s will, not mine, be done.

Be not afraid.

Jesus, I trust in You.

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