Your Life in Christ: Foundations in Catholic Morality (Third Edition)

Chapter 7: Why Do I Have to Go to Mass?


Why Do I Have to Go to Mass?

Film Focus: This video presents the preposterous situation of only seeing your best friend twice a year at Easter and Christmas. This unlikely situation is then compared to each person’s relationship with Jesus Christ and the invitation you receive to be a part of God’s family through participation in the Holy Mass.

Text Focus: Page 257

Discussion Questions:

  1. Is your relationship with Jesus Christ like your relationship with your best friend, your relationship with someone you only see a few times a year, or like some other type of relationship?
  2. How can you improve your relationship with God? Share several concrete examples.
  3. What is God inviting you to do in the Mass? What does saying no to this invitation mean?
  4. So, why should you go to Mass?

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