Why A Mass Journal

Diocese of Thunder Bay Crest

Prepare for Mass

• Full Mass readings for each Sunday and Solemnity
• Makes it easy to pre-read before Mass
• Underline and highlight

Record and reflect

• Simple, 4-part journaling template helps make Scripture study and prayer a habit
• Scripture Speaks: Re-write and reflect on a verse from the weekly readings
• Weekly Intentions: Offer up a prayer of thanksgiving and a prayer request
• Notes: Reflect on the readings, take notes on the homily, or journal about how God is speaking to you through the Mass
• Go Forth: Commit to growing your faith with one action that week

Live out the Gospel

• One week at a time, form the habit of stillness and prayer
• Initiate faith-based conversations with your family and friends
• Remember the homily
• Carry the Mass with you through the week
• Evangelize and build community
• Take time to appreciate beauty
• Say yes to God, one Sunday at a time!