"Why Should I Go to Mass Every Day?"
"The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer!" (Pope Paul VI)
For each Mass we attend with devotion, Our Lord sends a saint to comfort us at death. (Revelation of Christ to St. Gertrude the Great)
St. Padre Pio, the stigmatic priest, said, "The world could exist more easily without the sun than without the Mass." The Cure d'Ars, St.Jean Vianney, said, "If we knew the value of the Mass, we would die of joy."
Once, St. Teresa was overwhelmed with God's goodness and asked Our Lord, "How can I thank you?" Our Lord replied, "Attend one Mass."
Prayer before Mass
Eternal Father, we humbly offer Thee our poor presence and that of the whole of humanity from the beginning to the end of the world at all the Masses that ever have or ever will be offered. We offer Thee all the pains, sufferings, prayers, sacrifices, and joys of our lives, in union with those of our dear Lord Jesus here on earth. May the Most precious Blood of Christ, all His blood and wounds and agony save us, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Amen.
Prayer after Receiving Holy Communion
O Jesus, I believe that Thou art truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. Although my eyes and tongue tell me that I have received only bread, yet my faith tells me that I have received Thy Body and Blood. I believe, Lord; help Thou my unbelief, I adore Thee as my God and my Savior. Amen.
Prayer after Mass
Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. 0 good Jesus, hear me. Within Thy wounds hide me. Suffer me not to be separated from Thee. From the malignant enemy defend me. In the hour of death call me, and bid me come to Thee, that with Thy saints I may praise Thee forever and ever. Amen.