On The Road To Perfection
Episode 79: The Mass Dismissal
More fun and laughs! The Mass dismissal is perhaps the most important part of the Mass after the source and summit, the Eucharist.
It calls us to action, drives us to purpose, and requires of us dedication and commitment. Are we up to that task? Beth and Kristofer each reveal their favorite dismissal – and, more entertaining, their least favorite. As they muddle along as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, they invite you to contemplate the dismissal as more than just an invitation to go to the donut shop!
Which they do after every Mass.
What does each Mass dismissal mean? Why does each Deacon or Priest choose it on a certain day? Who knows! But we delve into the meaning of each, what it reminds us of, and why that is important for the next 167 hours before we are back in Mass again.
And, as a bonus, you get the actual meaning of “Mass”. Plus, you get a glimpse into Kristofer’s childhood and the language he grew up with. Wooh! Are you a member of Heaven’s Angels? Vroom vroom!
BTW: Kristofer is a highlight…not an outline. Listen, and you will understand.
Oh, yeah, and Beth gets all theological with Augustine and Aquinas and the human capacity for God. Just so you know.
The finish is Beth being guided by the Holy Spirit with some fascinating insight, to which we say, “Thanks be to God!” as we do in Mass at the mass dismissal… but for what reason do we say it in Mass?
And we end with a bit of a debunking of a St. Francis of Assisi legend. Because we can.
Can you pick up the one song reference Kristofer gives while talking to a neighbor? If you can, you might as well be walking on the sun…
5:21 That song reference we wonder if you caught while we fiddled about with the Mass dismissal