The Mass Through New Eyes: Unlock the Power of the Mass

Sat., October 27, 2018 9:00am ·


Do you have the interest and the courage to discover how to unlock the power of the Mass? Would you be willing to risk walking into a room knowing that you might not be able to leave as the same person? Come on Saturday, October 27, 9 – 11:30am, to discover a religious and spiritual experience that could change you forever. What is really happening at Mass? What is intended? And what is promised? 

Thomas Stehle, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Director of Music Ministries at the Cathedral, will lead us through a discovery of the essentials of the Eucharist as celebrated by Roman Catholic Christians. We will examine why we believe the Mass is crucial to “live in the manner worthy of the call we have received.” We will unpack each element of the Mass, and discover how its celebration nourishes and sustains the Body of Christ to which we claim to belong. Ample time for discussion will accompany the morning. The session will begin with a special musical morning prayer in the St. Anthony Chapel, and continue in the North Conference Room. If you would like to attend, please rsvp at Registration is not required, but is helpful for planning. (Limited to the first 70 participants)

Thomas Stehle has served in the Archdiocese of Washington for 30 years and previously served in the Pittsburgh and Peoria dioceses. He was responsible for the music planning and direction of the Washington, D.C. Papal Masses of Pope Benedict and Pope Francis, and has taught and lectured widely on liturgy, liturgical music and architecture for worship. He has served on numerous national boards and is a member of the Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians, the National Association of Pastoral Music, and the North American Academy of Liturgy.