To Instill an Attitude of Seriousness and Reverence

Posted by: Fr. Marvin | December 31st, 2015

The Mass is not about us. It is about the worship of God. If it were about us, then we would be adoring ourselves, and putting ourselves in the place of God.

The Mass is the re-presentation of the Sacrifice of Christ in obedience to His Father on Calvary for the salvation of the world. It is not entertainment.

Worship is not having an attractive emotional experience that I design according to my likes and dislikes.

It is receiving the gifts of that Holy Sacrifice and uniting my whole being with the great hymn of praise offered by the whole Church.

Religion is not about us and our feelings; it is about offering to God the praise which is His due. And He asks us to praise Him according to the ritual forms as celebrated by His Church.

It has been frequently noted that the mass since Vatican II has fallen victim to various kinds of irregularities. The primary motivation behind many of these stem from underlying narcissistic motives (that is, extreme self love) found in so many people in our contemporary culture.

We can see deeply rooted psychological motives behind the priests who “individualize” the masses they celebrate, placing their “personal stamp” on the liturgy.

These priests play fast and loose with the rubrics of the mass, transform the “very brief” introduction after the greeting of the people authorized by the General Instruction of the Roman Missal into another homily, and in numerous other ways seek to make the Divine Liturgy conform to themselves.

The authentic expression of the Mass is Christ yesterday, today and forever, but this transcendence is sadly stolen away; a vertical reaching toward God is reduced to a horizontal preoccupation with personal interpretation and impressing others.

It is difficult to disentangle the connection between narcissism and “relevant” liturgy — focusing on the “now” breeds narcissism, and narcissism creates a preoccupation with “relevance” and the “now.”

This is a narcissistic example of “personalizing” the liturgy, fundamentally intended to draw attention to oneself.

An insecurity and consequent need for personal affirmation underlie the motions of a priest when, for example, he leaves the sanctuary to shake hands at the sign of peace and glad-hands at the recessional.

Categories Catechisis, Church, News/Events | Tags: , , | Posted on December 31, 2015

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5:30 - Cebuano
12:00 Noon - Cebuano

5:15 - Cebuano

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6:30 - Cebuano

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First Saturday
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Time: 1: 30 P.M

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Fourth Saturday
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