Common 'Good Excuses'

What's in it for me?

Everything! God desires only and always your good. He became a man in large part to give us himself in the Mass. Why should you deny yourself such a gift?

I don't need to go to Mass to get close to God.

At Mass, you receive God himself — Jesus Christ truly present in the sacrament. Even a beautiful mountain vista can't compare to that.

I had a bad experience with the Church.

This is always sad. But many of us also had bad teachers — and we know the whole education system isn't bad. Jesus wants to bring you healing at Mass.

I don't get anything out of Mass.

Don't expect it to be entertainment. Learn about what it does: joins us to Christ, separates us from sin, wipes away venial sins, commits us to the poor, prepares us for heaven.

I don't have the time.

God has been very generous with time: 24 hours a day, 168 hours a week. Thats less than 1% of your week. You have the time; find it.

I'm a sinner. I don't deserve to be at Mass.

Welcome to the club! We are a church of saved sinners. None of us deserves to be here. See you at the confessional …

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