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Father Bryan P. Babick

‘Do this in memory of me’ is a call to action

Belief that the Mass is heaven on earth comes from what St. John recorded in the Book of Revelation. In his vision of the heavenly liturgy, angels and saints sing the constant praises of God by venerating the Lamb.

The Mass is heaven on earth

In my last column I made the observation that each time we celebrate Mass we fulfill Jesus’ instruction to “do this in memory of me,” which He gave to His disciples on Holy Thursday night. “This” referred to taking bread and wine to offer up as the new and eternal, sin-forgiving sacrifice to God, replacing […]

What is this thing we call the Mass?

Editor’s Note: Father Bryan P. Babick, SL.L., vicar for Divine Worship and the Sacraments for the Diocese of Charleston, begins a series on the Mass and the forthcoming revised English translation of the Roman Missal.

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