Introit

Introit
Traditional Mass

Friday, June 08, 2007



THE SACRIFICE OF THE MASS
Continued . . .

27--Do all members of the Mystical Body have an equal share in the fruits of the Mass?

It is customary to distinguish four fruits of the Mass:
1. A general fruit destined for all members of the Mystical Body.
2. A special fruit designed for all those assisting at the Sacrifice with suitable dispositions.
3. A functional fruit directed toward those persons for whose intentions the Mass is being offered.
4. A personal fruit designated for the priest celebrating the Holy Sacrifice.
Be it noted, however, that whatever may be our title for sharing in the fruits of the Mass, the profit we derive from the Mass will depend on the dispositions with which we hear it.
[From 'Your Mass and Your Life]