If we are not careful we can apply nearly all the same criteria to the church that we go to, or don't go to. I have often heard people say things such as: ‘I go to St So and So because the Mass is at a convenient time. Oh we go to St So and So because the Mass is quick. I go on Saturday night so that I don’t have to go on Sunday. We go to St So and So because the priest is nice. We go to St So and So because we like the singing. We go to St So and So because we don't like the priest in our own parish.’
The Mass is far more important for it to be simply something else that we have to fit in to our already crammed lives. The Second Vatican Council said that the Mass was the ‘source and summit of the Church’s Liturgy’ Surely it should also be the central point of our lives from which all our other actions flow?
Is the Mass the centre of your life or just something to be fitted in like doing the shopping?