The Mission

The Mass: The Mystery at the Centre of Salvation

Pope Francis recently shared that:

“The Eucharistic Celebration is much more than a simple banquet: it is exactly the memorial of Jesus’ Pascal Sacrifice, the mystery at the centre of salvation… every time we celebrate this Sacrament we participate in the mystery of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ.”

There are four talks each about 12 minutes in length that make up the 2018 National Catholic Mission. The videos available for use are as follows:

  • The Mass: One hour complete version
  • Talk 1: An Invitation to the Lord’s Supper
  • Talk 2: Behold the Lamb of God
  • Talk 3: The Word of My Lord
  • Talk 4: The Gifts To and From God

Study Guide

Many Catholics attend Mass regularly but lack a deep understanding of The Mass bookthe “mystery” at the centre of our salvation, and many younger Catholics don’t even understand why we gather as a community. The Mass: The Mystery at the Centre of Salvation Study Guide serves as a resource for Catholics who want to pass along the faith to others.  The guide can be used on its own or in conjunction with the video talks of the National Catholic Mission, available at It’s intended for use by Catholics looking for a deeper understanding of the Mass & their faith; parents, grandparents, and godparents; Catholic Religion Teachers; RCIA Team Leaders and members; and Small Faith Group Leaders and their members.


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Mission Leader

Father Michael Coutts S.J.

During this Mission, Fr. Michael reflects on how our Eucharistic celebration took its present form and why participation in the Mass can be transformational.

Coutss 2018