The Mass: Four Encounters with Jesus That Will Change Your Life
The Mass: Four Encounters
with Jesus that will Change Your Life, is based on a series of talks on the Mass developed by Dr. Curran. Over the years, the comment heard most frequently from audiences was, “Why didn’t anyone tell me this before?” This book serves as a guide to discovering the hidden treasure that awaits us at Mass – namely, an encounter with our living Lord, not just once, but four times.
Using stories and examples from everyday life, Dr. Curran walks with the reader through the Mass from beginning to end and shows how:
• The Mass is not merely a ritual, but an event.
• We are called to be participants, not merely spectators.
• There is a lot at stake in playing our parts well.
We will learn how to see, hear and respond to what is really taking place at Mass: Jesus Christ comes close to us, to speak to us, live in us and change our lives.
Hear what readers are saying about The Mass
Cardinal O'Malley Sends Encouragement for Dr.Curran's Book on the Mass
“This new book helps to shape the minds of Catholics everywhere, who are seeking to make sense of the Mass. It will draw hearts closer to Christ, and move them to become his faithful followers.” –Cardinal O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston
Archbishop Myers Sends Appreciation for Dr. Curran's Book on the Mass
“Thank you so much for sending a copy of Tom Curran’s new book, The Mass. I think it shows his brilliance in communicating about the mysteries of our faith. I am sure I will personally raid it for ideas for homilies, especially for young people, but not limited to them.” - Most Reverend John J. Myers,
Archbishop of Newark
Please send me four more copies of The Mass: Four Encounters With Jesus That Will Change Your Life. I read the copy you gave me for Christmas and thought it was the best and easiest faith lesson I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to hare The Mass with my boss, the rector of the Cathedral in Kansas City as well as a couple of others.
Mrs. Gail Monaco, Kansas City, MO
I purchased the book several weeks ago, have read it & will read it again & again! This should be required reading in every parish, especially for the youth. I have become so much more aware during Mass, & the idea of the angels & saints coming down to join us at Mass makes me so proud of my faith, & my parents who passed it on to me. And those wonderful Benedictine nuns in St. Cloud, Minnesota! I am a cradle Catholic. Neither of my daughters attends Mass, one is actually anti-Catholic. I'm praying for their return to the faith. Now all I need is for them to actually pick up & read Tom's book - he did a fabulous job. How could anyone say that Mass is boring after reading "The Mass: Four Encounters with Jesus that Will Change Your Life". Congratulations Tom! I listen to you on my way to work; it's a beautiful way to start my day. Thanks for your work.
Mary Ann Allen, St. Cecilia's Parish, Stanwood, WA
I received your book in the mail yesterday afternoon and was thoroughly delighted to see that you have finally been published. What a beautiful gift you have for bringing the truth of our faith and the treasures of the Mass into the hearts and minds of people in such unassuming but enlightening way! Reading the book in its entirety, I was compelled to stay with it from beginning to end this morning and was certainly amazed at the way the words on the pages flowed from your pen into my heart. Thank you, for sharing your work with me.
I pray that your message will reach the hearts of many and will open them to receive our Lord’s grace in new and powerful ways as they learn to view the Mass as something wondrous and truly special in their lives. There are so many in this world who need to find those graces. Thank you for the work you do, and may you be blessed with much success in your efforts to teach the Gospel in truth and love.
Tena Klessig, Green Bay, WI
Dr. Curran’s words truly touched me and I have so much more respect and reverence for the Mass. I was embarrassed I had been going to Mass for 40 years and been so nonchalant. Thank you so very much.
Bridgett Law, Spokane Valley, WA
The beauty of this book lies in Tom’s simple, conversational approach-- as if friends sat down over a cup of coffee to discuss the Mass. We can all relate to the true-life stories he shares. By unveiling the Mass as real and personal experience, he helps to open our eyes, ears, and hearts to this wonderful encounter with Christ. I wish this book had been available when I was a facilitator of the Confirmation program in our parish.
I will continue to use this book to redirect my focus, and to grow in my understanding of the Mass. And I will give this book to family and friends so they too can learn to deepen their experience and appreciation of the Mass.
Sue Bregel, Auburn, WA
I’ve now read the book twice…something I seldom have the chance to do…but, the message/lessons were so worthwhile that I had no trouble justifying the time spent in that endeavor! You may have seen from my account that I’ve purchased multiple copies of the book for myself, family, and friends. It’s my hope that God will “water these seeds” and bring what changes are needed in their lives…as only God cam know and determine! The book, literally, has already changed my life and I’m so happy to have gained those insights into the Mass before it was too late!
Thank you, God, for giving Dr. Tom and all the people who helped him with their precious gifts which they were so generous in sharing.
Paula Atwood, Renton, WA