Going to Mass can be seen as one of the defining marks of being a Catholic but what do Catholics do when we go to Mass? In this insightful book, Fr Jim McManus considers how our understanding of who we are as people and as a community is expressed in our going to Mass.
Looking in detail at the various actions and prayers that are part of the Mass, he explores the rich depths of the liturgy, enabling us to comprehend at a more profound level what it is we are doing when we gather for the sacrament. Such deeper appreciation can help us truly to become the Eucharist we celebrate.
Jim McManus is a Redemptorist, based at St Mary's, Clapham Common, London, from where he is engaged in preaching parish missions. He also directs retreats for priests and religious in different countries. Through his books he has been promoting, over the past thirty years, a deeper awareness of the urgent pastoral need for an effective healing ministry, which is especially relevant in the Church today as we face the challenges of the New Evangelisation.