Over a period of time I have overheard people discussing religion, but some of the thoughts of different people are quite disturbing.

A teenager, talking to a group of her peers said that: "Mass is soooo boring. I don't know how a priest can say the same things every Sunday."

A man declared: "I am Catholic, but I don't see the need to go to church. After all, I know a lot of bad people who go to church and I know a lot of good people who don't go to church."

A lady stated that: "I'm a Catholic, but I don't go to church every Sunday. The homilies are so bad, I can't stand them. When I do go, I sometimes take a novel with me to read during the homily."

These statements suggest that there are some people who are apparently looking for some sort of entertainment. Sadly, they do not understand that when and if they go to Mass that it is not entertainment, but a great mystery in which Christ becomes truly present in the Eucharist.

The Mass was never meant to be a form of entertainment, any more than the sacrifice on Calvary was meant to be. The Mass is a bridge between heaven and earth, a serious business which can never be taken lightly.