by a natural instinct without any express command or special injunction..." -St. Thomas Aquinas
The Mass consists of three important and necessary parts, the Offertory, Consecration and Communion. A Catholic is obliged to *attend Holy Mass each Sunday and Holyday of Obligation. To fulfill this obligation he must be present during the parts of the Mass named above.
*This is not possible for the majority of true Catholics during this prophesied (by Our Lady of La Salette) "Eclipse of the Church". See imperative information on how to fulfill your Mass obligation and about valid Confessions here. -ED
The word "Mass" is from the Latin "missa", or missio, meaning "dismissal", from the fact that its two parts, that for the Catechumens (converts under instruction of the Faith in order to be baptized) and that for the faithful, were formerly terminated with a striking ceremony of dismissal. The sending away of the people at the end of the sacred function survives in the "Ite, missa est," i.e. "Go, the Mass is ended."
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the unbloody sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ. It is substantially the same as the bloody sacrifice of the cross, and was instituted by Our Lord Jesus Christ at the Last Supper on the first Holy Thursday evening, just as He was entering upon His Passion. Then it was that He changed bread and wine into His most holy Body and Blood, and offered them in sacrifice, giving at the same time to His Apostles and their successors the power and the command to continue this sacred action in commemoration of Him to the end of time.
Contrary to what the Modernists illegally holed up in Rome [the usurpers] would like to have innocent souls to believe; The Roman Latin Rite ("Tridentine") Mass was never abrogated. It cannot be forbidden as His Holiness Pope St. Pius V infallibly decreed on July 14th, 1570 A.D. in His timeless Encyclical Quo Primum:
"Furthermore, by these presents [this law] and by virtue of Our Apostolic authority, We give and grant in perpetuity that for the singing or reading of [the Pius V Missal] Mass in any church whatsoever this Missal may be followed absolutely, without any scruple of conscience or fear of incurring any penalty, judgment or censure." - Pope St. Pius V, Quo Primum, July 14, 1570.
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