The Source and Summit

Encounter Jesus

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life, but we don't always experience that reality. The Mass can seem confusing. We sometimes feel bored and distracted. That's normal. But there's also more. You can have a rich, engaging encounter with Jesus in the Mass.

Jesus is Waiting for You

Just bring yourself.

There are many prayers, tips, and things you could do to get more out of Mass. Here in this step, we give you a specific instruction and prayer to use at Mass. Start with this, and then grow from there. And don't worry about whether you have a profound experience or not. The most important thing is your conscious intention to connect with Jesus personally at Mass. Trust and believe that he meets you there.

Get More Out of Mass

Take the Nextstep

Your primary goal for this step is to go to Mass and bring your specific personal intentions to Jesus in prayer during Mass. The Nextstep Card gives you everything you need to do the step. Sign up to download!
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Get More Out of Mass

What people are saying about

Sandra Simpson

“The best part for me was expressing the Thanksgiving to Jesus for all that he does for us. His example of his relationship with his Father, and doing the will of the Father. ”

“The best part for me was expressing the Thanksgiving to Jesus for all that he does for us. His example of his relationship with his Father, and doing the will of the Father. ”

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Chris Warner

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“All content and presentations were great! I was a little off balance going at my own pace, not sure of “where I should be” in the process. I took 3 days to complete the content. Looking back that was right for me. Thank you, I probably will look at your other programs as well, I was impressed”

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James Pierson

“Excellent. Simple and solid ideas. Some I'm already doing, others I'll add, even during the lockdown when I'm watching mass on youtube. Thank you. ”

“Excellent. Simple and solid ideas. Some I'm already doing, others I'll add, even during the lockdown when I'm watching mass on youtube. Thank you. ”

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Daily Encouragement

Instruction, Guidance, and

  • 01

    Start Here

    Show Content
    • Get More Out of Mass

    • What Is Nextstep?

    • View or Download the Nextstep Card

    • Print the Nextstep Card

    • Order the Nextstep Card

    • Discussion Guide

    • Gratitude and Acknowledgements

  • 02

    Week 1

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    • The Great (and Messy) Procession to Mass

    • Jason: A Different Take on Boredom

    • Liturgical and Devotional Prayer

    • Kendra: A Question For Every Mass

    • Offering

    • Thanksgiving

    • Andrea's 3 Tips for Getting More out of Mass

  • 03

    Week 2

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    • Communion

    • James' 3 Tips for Getting More Out of Mass

    • Mission

    • Peter's 3 Tips for Getting More Out of Mass

    • Preparing Your Offering & Thanksgiving

    • Andre: In Case You Missed It - 2 Little Gems in Mass

    • Preparing For Communion & Mission

  • 04

    Beyond the Step

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    • How Often Should I Go to Mass?

    • Aids to Praying the Mass: Electronic and Print Resources

    • Choose Your Next Step