In this video on the Ascension Presents YouTube channel, Father Mike Schmitz talks about why we have to attend mass and the different states of grace.
We would like to thank Father Schmitz and everyone at Ascension for allowing us to share these faith-filled messages.
First of all, it’s not about us.
It’s about an encounter with the living God.
For the past 20 years, everything we have done at Ascension has been aimed to help Catholics have that encounter.
That is the longing of our hearts, and the longing of every heart until it rests in God.
After helping over 1,000,000 Catholics and 8,000 parishes, and producing more than 50 faith formation programs, we believe that the “secret” to an encounter with God really isn’t so secret … it can all be found in the promise made by Jesus himself:
For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them —Matthew 18:20
That’s a promise. And it’s a promise from the highest source there is, a promise from the God who never breaks his word.
So we do the best thing any sinner can do in this world; we trust the promise of God; and we base our programs and studies on that promise.
When you run an Ascension program, you are acting on your trust in that promise. You are meeting in a group in the name of Jesus, in the name of understanding his Word, trusting—as we do—in the power of God’s promise that he will truly be present in your midst.
That’s not a light thing to say.
But we didn’t say it.
Whether you’re just starting out on your faith journey or well along the road, we have something for you because we have been there, too.
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