Radio Show ep. 1: Introduction

Posted by Jeffrey Pinyan at 11:34 PM

Recording Date:  September 15, 2010
Air Date:  October 17, 2010 (11 AM) / October 22, 2010 (2 PM)
Topic:  Introduction to the Series and to the Mass

  • Purpose of the series
    • To learn the language of the liturgy (signs and symbols, sights and smells, sounds and silences)
    • To explain the purpose of the rites and relate them to the Christian life
  • Three ways to look at the Mass
    • A re-presentation of the Paschal Mystery (from Palm Sunday to Ascension Thursday)
      • Where does Pentecost come in?
    • A grand exchange between God and man
      • For all you get from God at Mass, what are you giving to Him?
    • The divine liturgy, the work of God
      • What can you perceive the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit doing at Mass?
  • Five ways to prepare for Mass
    • Prayer — build a habit of daily prayer
    • Scripture — read the Bible regularly, especially those readings you'll hear at Mass
    • Fasting — develop a hunger and reverence for the Eucharist
    • Confession — receive Communion in the state of grace
    • Silence — quiet yourself before God to listen for His "still small voice"
  • Online resources
  • Next three episodes on the Introductory Rites
  • Contact me
    • Send questions to
      • Questions answered on the web site, not on the air
    • Consider buying the Praying the Mass series!