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Mass Matters

A priest gives the Eucharist to a communicant during a Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, N.Y., in 2020. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

“Do this in memory of me.”

— Jesus (Luke 22: 19)

How does Mass matter to you?

That’s a question Catholic Courier staff members will be asking local Catholics as part of a new social-media video series kicking off June 7.

As staff members travel the diocese to visit parishes and cover events this summer, they also will invite people they meet to go on camera and share what attending in-person Masses and receiving the Eucharist means to them.

The Courier will post the resulting videos on Instagram and YouTube ( The videos are also embedded below. New videos will appear periodically through Sept. 30.

Submit your own video

Additionally, the Courier also will accept reader-submitted cellphone videos for possible inclusion in the series. The first 50 people to submit usable videos will be rewarded with some Courier-themed swag.

For directions on how to create and submit your video, click here. 
(Note: You need to have a Google account to submit a video at the link above. If you don’t have a Google account, you can submit a video at this link.)

Click on the left and right arrows to scroll through the Courier created graphics of the submitted written thoughts. Click on any image to view larger.

Share your thoughts

For those unsure how to make and upload a video or for those uncomfortable being on video, you can submit your answers to the questions “Why do I go to Mass?” and “To me, the Eucharist is/means?” by filling out this form.

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