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Below you can see Mass Times, Confession/Reconciliation Times, Adoration/Benediction Times and other Prayer/Liturgy Times in Barnstaple, Devon EX32, UK and the surrounding area. These have been added by Catholic Parishes, Churches and Chapels nearby. If you click on the link it will take you to the full information for the Catholic Parish. It will also give you information about local Catholic Schools, organisations and chaplaincies.
Mass Times and Liturgies in Barnstaple, Devon EX32
Catholic Mass, Confession and Liturgy Explanation
What is a Catholic Mass or Eucharist?
1324 The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life. The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.
1325 "The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being. It is the culmination both of God's action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through him to the Father in the Holy Spirit."
1326 Finally, by the Eucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all.
1327 In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: "Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking."
What is Confession - also known as Reconciliation?
Those who approach the sacrament of Penance [also known as confession or reconciliation] obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion."