How important is the Mass?

and with all the fervour they were capable of, to praise Him and to ask Him to grant you the favour you desire. Consider what an immense amount of glory this would give God, and what wonderful power it would have with Him!

Yet, the power of one single Mass is infinitely greater than all this. And why? Because in the Mass it is not angels and saints alone who pray for you: it is Jesus Christ Himself, and He not only prays for you but He also offers up His merits for you, and as He is God, His prayers and His merits give infinitely more glory to God and are infinitely more powerful than the united prayers and offerings of all the angels and men, even if they were continued for all eternity.

We ought then to value the Mass above all things; we should never miss Mass when we have an opportunity of hearing it; we should try to hear it with the greatest attention, and, most important of all, we should offer our prayers in union with the prayers of Christ; this will make them all-powerful.