Introit

Introit
Traditional Mass

Saturday, December 23, 2006



CHAPTER ONE

OBSERVATION - JUDGMENT - ACTION

The first thing to be considered before taking up our study of the
Mass is the attitude of Catholics toward Sunday Mass.

OBSERVATION

I ---Those among the faithful who attend Sunday Mass may be divided into three groups, corresponding to their degree of fervor. All three had their representatives on Calvary, during the Passion drama. Who are they?

1. The enemies of God: sinners. This group forms the modern counterpart of the irreligious Scribes and Pharisees. In this category are those persons in the state of mortal sin who sometimes wind up an all-night bout of drinking, dancing, and offense to God, by dropping into church. Arriving after Mass has begun, they sit in the rear of the church, yawning their boredom--their provocative dress a scandal to others. Before Mass is over, they have already fled out the door.
[To be continued]