Mass: A gathering of the people! Also one of the names by which the sacrament of the Eucharist (or Communion, or the Lord’s Supper) is commonly called in many Churches, including some Anglican Churches. The word comes from the Late Latin word “missa” which was used in the final dismissal at the end of the Latin Mass when the congregation was dismissed with the direction “Ite missa est” – “Go; it is the dismissal”. Bluegrass Mass won’t always include a celebration of the eucharist, but will always have an element of worship; simple prayers, poems, contemplative spaces and sing-along jamboree celebration that welcomes sinner and saint (and everyone inbetween) alike! We use the word ‘mass’ to remember that we gather as a community, we are nourished by sharing food and we are sent to reflect the love and grace of God to all of God’s creation.
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