Fruits of Attending Holy Mass
Because the value of Holy Mass is infinite, we can never truly know the wealth of grace available to us by attending Mass. Here are but a few of the beautiful gifts God bestows on those who attend devoutly!
Through attending the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass . . .
. . . your greatest consolation at death will be the Masses you have heard devoutly.
. . . when you are judged each Mass will be with you and plead for your pardon.
. . . you can diminish your temporal punishment due to sin according to your fervor.
. . . you give the greatest homage possible to the Sacred Humanity of Our Lord.
. . . Our Lord supplies for your negligences and omissions.
. . . the venial sins you are determined to avoid are forgiven.
. . . all your unknown sins never confessed are forgiven.
. . . the power of Satan over your soul is diminished.
. . . you offer those in Purgatory the best possible relief.
. . . one Holy Mass heard during your lifetime is more beneficial than many offered for you after your death.
. . . you are preserved from many dangers and misfortunes that would otherwise have befallen you.
. . . you shorten your Purgatory by each Mass heard devoutly.
. . . you kneel amid a multitude of angels present at each Mass.
. . . you are blessed in temporal goods and affairs.
. . . when offering in honor of a saint or angel you give that saint or angel a new degree of honor and joy, drawing his special protection and love on yourself.
(Info courtesy of St. Benedict Center Still River, MA saintbenedictcenter.com)
"For each Mass we hear with devotion, Our Lord sends a saint to comfort us at death." ~ revelation of Christ to St. Gertrude the Great