FULL AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION AT HOLY MASS

POPE SAINT PIUS X
The phrase "Full and Active Participation"at Holy Mass has been abused by many rogues advocating everything from so-called "liturgical dancing"to female altar servers to vast numbers of anything but "extraordinary" Ministers of Holy Communion.

But the man who conceived the phrase and first used it was a Saint and a Pope. Pope Saint Pius X it was . 

Let us listen to him, to see what he is talking about:

                            
FULL AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION


"The Holy Mass is a prayer in itself, even the highest prayer that exists. It is the sacrifice, dedicated by our Redeemer at the Cross, and repeated every day on the altar. If you wish to hear Mass as it should be heard, you must follow with your eye, heart and mouth all that happens on the altar. Further, you must pray with the Priest the holy words said by him in the Name of Christ and which Christ says by him. You have to associate your heart with the holy feelings which are contained in these words and in this manner you ought to follow all that happens at the altar. When acting in this way you have prayed
Holy Mass."

There we have the truth of it, ringing sweet and clear as a silver bell !

No matter who, what the Saint said remains true, from battlefield to Parish Church to Monastery this is the truth of full and active participation. Don't be deceived , and don't tolerate the deceits.

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