Celebrating the Mass

The Catholic Mass is the same all over the world. This means that the order of the Mass and prayers are all identical, apart from the language in which they are said. It has been the main act of worship in the Catholic Church for 2000 years.  It has also been said that the Mass is the holiest thing that we have here on earth. The Mass is a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Jesus Christ offers himself as the sacrificial Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world. We thank God for his sacrifice.

The Mass is split into four main parts: