The Introductory Rites
The first section of the Mass is called the Introductory Rites, which include the following parts:
Then one of the following two:
This week in Mass, help your child recognize what's happening during the Introductory Rites!
From Papa Francis: The Penitential Rite
We all sin sometimes! When asked how he would describe himself, Pope Francis said, “I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech... .I am a sinner whom the Lord has looked upon.”
But the good news is that we are forgiven! Later, he added, “I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ, and I accept in a spirit of penance.”