Last week we talked about the Last Super and the offering of bread and wine, to be turned into the body and blood of Jesus. This was the first time men had received Holy Communion. Jesus had not yet died, so the slaying of the perfect Victim was not yet complete. Jesus left the supper room and began the journey of His agony and passion. The moment before He died, Jesus cried out to His Father, “It is consummated.” God was paid in full, for all eternity, for the sins of men. If Jesus had not done this, we would not have the mass. The mass is the offering, of the perfect victim, as a gift of praise and reparation for sin.
In understanding some of the history of the mass, the children can better understand the mass.