Day 71 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Mass (Part III)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 – Before we go deeper into each of the forms of Mass, let’s take a look at what each Mass is called and why those names exist. Today we will start with the “old” Mass and the myriad of names surrounding it. What does “Extraordinary Form” mean? First and foremost, “Extraordinary Read More

Day 70 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Mass (Part II)

Monday, May 25, 2020 – Goodness! Has it been 10 weeks already?! Looks like things are still a but nutty out there, so let’s hunker down inside and continue with our basic primer on the Mass… Specifically, what is Mass? Meaning, what are the parts of Mass? “The Eucharistic celebration always includes: the proclamation of Read More

Day 68 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part IX)

Saturday, May 23, 2020 – Why is on the hand such a problem for some people? Personally, I see far more abuses when the Eucharist is distributed in the hand. Practically speaking, on the tongue means the Eucharist is consumed right then and there: no fuss, no muss. I am not saying nothing has ever Read More

Day 67 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part VIII)

Friday, May 22, 2020 – Getting back to our basic primers, I would like to talk a little bit more about on the hand vs. on the tongue. Back in part V of “Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist,” I went through the “how tos” of receiving both ways. Today I am going Read More

Day 65 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part VII)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – What is the Eucharistic fast? It is the one hour of fasting from food and drink (except for water and medicine) before receiving the Eucharist. Everyone who wishes to receive the Eucharist is bound to do this. Remember, Mass isn’t always exactly one hour long, so maybe add a little Read More

Day 64 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part VI)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Now that we have discussed the “what is” and the “how tos” of the Eucharist, let’s get into a few of the “what if” scenarios. Keep in mind a lot of these questions come from third graders. There may be some real doozies… What if I have missed Mass or Read More

Day 63 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part V)

Monday, May 18, 2020 – We are nine (9!!!) weeks down and Mass is starting to resume. It’s not perfect, but it is the best we can do right now. Also, we are still going strong with basic information about the Eucharist. More of the “how tos” today… Can I receive the Eucharist on the Read More

Day 62 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part IV)

Sunday, May 17, 2020 – Today we are going to talk more about the “how tos” of receiving the Eucharist. Are there any other requirements for receiving the Eucharist? Outside of the Precepts of the Church, there are several rules about the Eucharist that cover everything from fasting and who can receive the Eucharist, to Read More

Day 61 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part III)

Saturday, May 17, 2020 – We have talked about **WHAT** the Eucharist is. Now we are going to start getting into the more “mechanical” side of things: Do I have to receive the Eucharist at Mass? No. Your participation at Mass is NOT contingent upon you receiving the Eucharist. Likewise, your participation is NOT contingent Read More

Day 31 – Speaking of the Sacrament of Penance…

Thursday, April 16, 2020 – It has been a month since this all started (in Virginia, anyway). I keep hoping that this will all end soon, but…alas…sigh. There was a glimmer of hope yesterday. The Bishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico lifted the diocesan ban on public Masses. Unfortunately, it looks like some logistics still Read More