Rome Newsroom, Jul 3, 2023 / 11:25 am
“If you are the same at the end of Mass as you were at the beginning, something is wrong,” the pope said in a video shared by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network on July 3.
“Let us pray that Catholics place at the center of their lives the eucharistic celebration,” he said, “which transforms human relationships and opens up an encounter with God and their brothers and sisters.”
The pope’s prayer video, released monthly, includes images of the Mass, especially the moment of the elevation of the Eucharist during transubstantiation — or the moment the bread becomes Christ’s body.
There are also video clips of people encountering and helping others: a man greets a homeless man on the street, a woman brings groceries to an elderly woman, and a eucharistic minister brings Communion to a homebound man.