Written on 13 October 2014, 08.03 by Gene C.Alberto

What is Mass and where do you find it in the Bible?
The Mass is the name given to the prayers and ceremonies constituting the Eucharistic Sacrifice.
In the Greek or Eastern rite the Eucharistic service is not called the Mass but the Liturgy.
Not finding the word Mass in the Scriptures, it’s not the word, but the reality it represents. 
Christ instituted the Mass at the Last Supper on the night before He died.  St. Matthew records the institution:  “And while they were at supper, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke; and gave to His disciples and said:  Take and eat; This is my body.  And taking the chalice, He gave thanks, and gave to them, saying:  “Drink from it, all of you.  For this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.  (Mt. 26:26-29)

Christ commanded the Apostles to re-enact this Eucharistic Sacrifice when He said to them after the consecration:  “Do this in memory of me” (Lk 22:19).  In compliance with the command of Christ, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been daily re-enacted in all our churches from the days of the Apostles to the present time and will be continued until the end of the world.

Why are Catholics required to attend Mass?
The Catholic Church requires attendance at Mass on Sundays and certain annual holy days.  Worship is a primary duty owed to God by His people who receive from Him not only their existence, but every other good gifts as well.  The Mass is the highest form of worship and is also a privilege, a precious opportunity to encounter the great King of the universe who loves His people beyond all telling.

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Jollibee Launches Maaga ang Pasko at SAAP


As Christmas season draws near, we hear holiday songs almost everywhere. And at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Christmas becomes nearer as Jollibee launches its Maaga ang Pasko Program in our parish.

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IGNITE: The SAAP Youth Night

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God truly is on our side as Saturday greeted us with cool, dry weather. “Ignite”, our youth night, went on without a hitch. You can really feel the energy of the young people in attendance. There was joyful chatter in every corner of the full Jubilee Hall. The youth in attendance couldn’t contain their excitement. They were cheering and participating enthusiastically during every game and performance.

 

Last Updated (Saturday, 18 October 2014 09:01)

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The Angel to Guard You

St. Michael is an angel – one of those beings who act as messengers between God and people in this world.  In fact, Michael is said to be one of the most powerful of the angels and is one of the seven chief angels who are called archangels.

There is a story in the Bible that, long ago the fallen angel Lucifer tried to overthrow God.  Lucifer is said to have been a kind of dragon but Michael, the first of the archangels, was able to defeat him.  This how the Bible describes the battle between Michael and Lucifer.

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