Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Mass: Heaven on Earth

This weekend I'll be in northern Illinois at the annual national meeting of the Institute on Religious Life. On Saturday morning I'll be giving a talk and leading a panel of four consecrated persons on the topic of "Living the Eucharist: Uniting Our Lives with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass." This talk will follow one by Dr. Scott Hahn on "The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth." Later, in the afternoon, Dr. Hahn will be giving a workshop to young people on "How to Get the Most Out of the Mass."

Young people (ages 13 to 25) can participate free of charge in these talks and activities, including lunch. The conference is held at the University of St. Mary of the Lake on Route 176 in Mundelein, Illinois. Space is limited and pre-registration is required at the IRL's web site or by calling 847-573-8975. The day begins at 9 AM and concludes with Mass at 4 PM.


  1. Just wanted to tell you how wonderful your meditations on Relevent Radio are. Oftentimes I am chocking back tears as you speak to my heart. So glad I found your blog. God bless you, dear Father.

  2. Thanks very much, Mel. Those meditations are always available on the Apostleship of Prayer web site ( on our daily reflections/calendar page.