Cardinal O'Malley on Daily Mass
I was very pleased to read the following on the Boston Cardinal's blog:
It’s the ideal that priests say Mass every day. It’s the greatest prayer that we can offer for the Church and for our people. That was why we were ordained. I would never miss the opportunity to say Mass. Each time we say Mass, the whole Church is present, even if we are alone.In the Mass we pray for the Pope, the other Bishops, for the living, for the deceased…everyone who has ever been part of the Church is part of the celebration of the Mass. It’s the greatest service that we can give.
So far, I've had the chance to say Mass every day since my Ordination - luckily when travelling to Australia I stopped off at Singapore and said Mass in a packed and very hot pilgrimage church. Anyway, what Cardinal O'Malley writes goes against the popular belief (in some quarters) that private Masses are to be discouraged, especially 'if we are alone.'