Deeper Understanding of Mass

Go Deeper into Holy Mass – Part 1: The Beginning

Footsteps to Heaven Podcast Show How personal is your relationship with Jesus during Mass? The entire Catholic liturgy is an encounter with the True Presence of Christ, and it should change us: We should be healed by it. We should feel loved and become more fully loving as a result of it. Our hearts should […]


Part 2: The Unifying Gift of the Penitential Rite

GOING DEEPER INTO HOLY MASS Footsteps to Heaven Podcast Show Why is the Penitential Rite so important that we cannot celebrate Mass without it? The Catholic Mass is a celebration of our union with God the Father, God the Son our Savior, and God the Holy Spirit who empowers us to become the saints God […]


Part 3: The Soul-lifting Gloria

GOING DEEPER INTO HOLY MASS Footsteps to Heaven Podcast Show The timing of the Gloria during the Catholic Mass is important. It comes immediately after the Penitential Rite for a reason. We sing our praises to God after we’ve opened ourselves to the healing of our souls. Having received forgiveness, we want to sing praises […]


Part 4: The Life-Changing Liturgy of the Word

GOING DEEPER INTO HOLY MASS Footsteps to Heaven Podcast Show It’s important to really have an open mind and heart and to really listen to what God wants to say to us throughout the Holy Mass. He speaks most clearly during the Liturgy of the Word. It’s meant to change us! And it’s meant to […]


Part 5: The Creed of True Belief

GOING DEEPER INTO HOLY MASS Footsteps to Heaven Podcast Show When we proclaim our faith out loud, the devil hears us and knows he has been defeated. This is one reason why we recite the Creed during Mass and why it’s important to not be silent but to pay close attention to the words of […]


Part 6: The Offertory Miracle of Multiplication

GOING DEEPER INTO HOLY MASS Footsteps to Heaven Podcast Show During the Offertory, we are offering back to God the gifts and blessings that he has given to us. In thanksgiving, we give God the gift of money to help the Church do the works of Jesus. We give the gift of the fruits of […]


Part 7: The Eucharistic Pregnancy

GOING DEEPER INTO HOLY MASS Footsteps to Heaven Podcast Show WHEN DOES THE BREAD AND WINE BECOME JESUS? The Eucharistic Prayers of the Mass bring us to the source and the summit of our faith. This is when we receive what we need to live the holy, make a difference in the world and experience […]


Part 8: The Eucharistic Experience of Heaven

GOING DEEPER INTO HOLY MASS Footsteps to Heaven Podcast Show THE COMMUNION RITE In this episode, Terry Modica covers the apostolic succession that makes it possible for bread and wine to become the body and blood of Jesus, why Jesus called his blood the new and everlasting covenant, and the dialog we have with Jesus […]


Part 9: The Way of the Eucharist is Out the Door

GOING DEEPER INTO HOLY MASS Footsteps to Heaven Podcast Show THE FINAL BLESSING  What do you think is the high point of the Mass? What is the high point for you? Is it when you received forgiveness in the penitential rite? Is it when you received Jesus in the Eucharist? Or is it the final […]


THE CATHOLIC EUCHARIST EXPLAINED IN 60 SECONDS

Why Do Catholics Do That?!? In this 60-second video about the Eucharist, we look at: Why do Catholics believe the bread and wine become the real body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ? Jesus said, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the […]


1. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Introductory Rites)

Deepen Your Faith by Understanding the Catholic Mass Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ. Take, Eat and Drink is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes). Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. It appeals […]


2. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Apostolic Greeting)

Drawing Deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ. Part 2 covers the Apostolic Greeting.


3. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Penitential Rite)

Part 3 of this series covers the Penitential Rite. Draw Deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ.


4. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (the Gloria)

Part 4 of the series on understanding the mass covers the Gloria that we sing or recite near the beginning of Mass.  Draw Deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ.


5. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (the Collect)

Part 5 of the series covers the “Collect”, the opening prayer. Draw Deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ.


6. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Liturgy of the Word)

Part 6 of the series covers the Liturgy of the Word during Mass. Develop deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ.


7. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Biblical Readings)

Part 7 of the series covers why we use Biblical Readings at Mass and how scripture-based the Catholic Church truly is. Draw Deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ.


8. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Creed)

Part 8 of the series on understanding the Mass covers the Creed, also known as the Profession of Faith.  Grow deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ.


9. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Prayer of the Faithful)

The Prayer of the Faithful is covered in part 9 of the series on understanding the Mass. Draw deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ.  


10. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Liturgy of Eucharist)

Part 10 of the series covers the beginning of the consecration of the the Holy Eucharist. Draw deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ.


11. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Gifts)

Part 11 of the series on understanding the Mass covers the Preparation of the Gifts of the Altar and includes why the sins of the priest do not affect the consecration of the Eucharist. Draw deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more […]


12. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Eucharist Prayer Part 1)

Take and eat and drink. Why do we believe that the bread and wine become truly the Body and Blood of Jesus himself? The Eucharist Prayers are covered in part 12 .Draw deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with […]


13. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Eucharist Prayers Part 2)

Understanding the Mass includes our personal experience of Jesus through the Eucharist Prayers. This personal experience is covered in part 13 of the series. Draw deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ.


14. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Lord’s Prayer)

Part 14 of the series on understanding the Mass digs into the deeper meaning of each line of the Lord’s Prayer. Draw deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ.


15. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Communion Part 1)

The Rite of Holy Communion,  the Rite of Peace, the Fraction Rite are covered in part 15 of the series on understanding the Mass.  This includes the reason why we say, “Lord I am not worthy that you should come under my roof, but say the word and my soul shall be healed.” Draw deeper […]


16. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Communion Part 2)

Take and eat and drink. Part 16 covers what happens when we receive Holy Communion. Draw deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ.


17. TAKE, EAT, DRINK: UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (Concluding Rites)

Concluding rites covered in part 17 of the series tells what happens to us after we receive Jesus in the Eucharist. Draw deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ.


Part 1. Liturgy: The expression of who we are as sons and daughters of God

Father J. Glenn Murray, S.J., speaks on “Liturgy, The Expression of Who We Are as Sons and Daughters of God.” His lecture includes the changes for Mass in the New Roman Missal. Filmed at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dunedin, Florida. Father Murray has a a Master’s Degree in Divinity with a concentration […]


Part 2 Liturgy: The expression of who we are as sons and daughters of God

Father J. Glenn Murray, S.J., speaks on “Liturgy, The Expression of Who We Are as Sons and Daughters of God.” Filmed at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dunedin, Florida.


Part 3 Liturgy: The expression of who we are as sons and daughters of God

Father J. Glenn Murray, S.J., speaks on “Liturgy, The Expression of Who We Are as Sons and Daughters of God.” Filmed at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dunedin, Florida.


Part 4 Liturgy: The expression of who we are as sons and daughters of God

Father J. Glenn Murray, S.J., speaks on “Liturgy, The Expression of Who We Are as Sons and Daughters of God.” Filmed at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dunedin, Florida.


Part 5 Liturgy: The expression of who we are as sons and daughters of God

Father J. Glenn Murray, S.J., speaks on “Liturgy, The Expression of Who We Are as Sons and Daughters of God.” Filmed at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dunedin, Florida.


Part 6 Liturgy: The expression of who we are as sons and daughters of God

Father J. Glenn Murray, S.J., speaks on “Liturgy, The Expression of Who We Are as Sons and Daughters of God.” Filmed at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dunedin, Florida.


Part 7 Liturgy: The expression of who we are as sons and daughters of God

Father J. Glenn Murray, S.J., speaks on “Liturgy, The Expression of Who We Are as Sons and Daughters of God.” Filmed at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dunedin, Florida.