In this episode, Fr. Matt Book joins Jessica to take a walk through the Mass and explain its different rites and prayers. Fr. Matt and Jess discuss
- The introductory rites, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of the Eucharist, and concluding rites of the Mass
- How the different rites of the Mass mirror the purgative, illuminative, and unitive stages of the interior life
- The beauty of the structure of Mass
Fr. Matt Book is the pastor of Light of the World Parish in Littleton, Colorado. In 2017, he completed a license in Sacred Theology with a focus on the sacraments at the Liturgical Institute of Mundelein Seminary in Chicago. Fr. Book is a founding member of the Companions of Christ, an archdiocesan association dedicated to promoting the fraternal life and mission of diocesan priests. Fr. Book has taught part-time at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary since 2017.