While it is true that the Mass is a meal, it is also true that the Mass is a sacrifice. The concept of sacrifice is often lost on us in today’s contemporary culture. In essence, a sacrifice is the offering of something valued and precious to another. In Old Testament times, it was customary for the Jewish people to sacrifice animals in the Temple as an offering to God. Jesus did away with this form of sacrifice but replaced it by sacrificing himself. It is this sacrifice that is made present in our celebration of the Mass. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the notion of the Mass as a sacrifice.
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