J C Porto's first book is now available for a new generation of readers. What normally happens when you go to a Catholic Mass every Saturday or Sunday? Sometimes it becomes a habit and other times you may feel you are going through the motions. Other Catholics attend Mass to make sure God sees sees you just in case things don't go well with us. While a few may not understand what goes on during the Mass, or why we do the thing we do. Others outside the faith looking in never had an understanding of how beautiful a Catholic Mass is.
The Catholic Mass is a recollection of the Last Supper. which took place the evening before Jesus died on the cross. We also come to Mass to give thanks to God for sending us Jesus. But most important we come to Mass to receive the Body and Blood of Christ.
So wouldn't it be appropriate to learn everything there is to know about the Mass? Why do we have "Catholic Calisthenics", or why we say the things we say at Mass. Why are statues and crosses covered during the Easter season? What is the Orans posture we do when we recite the Lord's Prayer.
This bite-size explanations to questions about the Catholic Mass is easy to read and each page takes about 1-minute to read. The information is also designed that you can start reading at any page, because each page is a little nugget that stands on its own.
The Spiritual and Technical Formation of the Catholic faith is cemented in the teachings of the Old Testaments as well as Jesus' teachings in the New Testament. So, as you read the Historical Tidbits at the bottom of each page you will recognize commonalities with the Jewish Faith and practices.
A MESSAGE FROM THE AUTHOR
"My parents were educators, so it's no surprise that I have a fascination with history and research," says J C. "In fact, I am an author and a teacher. It is my sincere hope that this book, A Guy in the Pews - The Mass, sparks in young adults the same thrill of discovery that I feel while exploring the ins and out of the Catholic Mass, along with the mysteries."