Brings you together as a family

Running out of the house to get to church on time -- especially with kids in tow -- is definitely character building. However, it also provides the perfect opportunity to spend time together You can chat together en route and discuss any prayer intentions. It's a routine that can bring comfort and reassurance to kids that will stay with them for a lifetime.

Gets you up early

Getting to an early Mass is worth the effort when you have the rest of the day to rest and spend with family and friends. Rising earlier than you'd like to in order to spend time with God is a way to build self-mastery and discipline.

Provides an opportunity to sing

For those who love to sing, there is something wonderful about joining in with hymns at Mass. Whether you have a more traditional choir who loves the classics, or one with a more contemporary approach, singing and music can truly lift your spirits.

Builds community

A lovely part of going to Mass is catching up with local parishioners. This allows you to build relationships with brothers and sisters in Christ, which provides a greater sense of community and belonging.

Builds friendship

Some great friendships are formed thanks to a shared love of Christ. Over a post-Mass cup of coffee or juice you'll have the time to bond with other parishioners who share the same beliefs as you and your family.

Forces you out of the house on a rainy day

In the winter months it's so easy to hibernate and lose touch with the world. But when God commanded us to go keep the Sabbath holy -- even on those chilly days -- He was doing us a favor. There's nothing like going out to church on a freezing day and coming back to a cozy home in high spirits!

Gives you a great perspective to start the week

By taking the time to pray and contemplate at Mass, you've already kickstarted your week ahead. You can off-load your concerns in prayer and give thanks for all that is wonderful in your life. By focusing on your spiritual well-being you'll be ready for whatever lies ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By taking the time to pray and contemplate at Mass, you've already kickstarted your week ahead. You can off-load your concerns in prayer and give thanks for all that is wonderful in your life. By focusing on your spiritual well-being you'll be ready for whatever lies ahead.