The Little Book of the
SERVING AT MASS.
There is nothing more wonderful on earth or in heaven than Holy Mass. In it the greatness and love of God are shown to the utmost.
Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, God, equal to the Father and the Holy Ghost, offered Himself, bleeding and dying, upon the Cross for us and for our salvation. Holy Mass is that same Sacrifice going on now.
Wherever it is being offered, the same Jesus, not bleeding, dying, or dead—although this is all shown forth—but risen and glorified, with the wounds still in His Side, Hands, and Feet, offers Himself to the Father for us.
The priest whom we see at the Altar represents Him; but it is He who is the real Offerer through the priest. And He is as really the Victim present upon the Altar as He is present at the right hand of the Father.