Holy Mass/Divine Liturgy
The celebration of the Most Holy Eucharist, which is the
source and summit of the Christian life" (Lumen Gentium #11), is broadcast daily on WAOB® from various cathedrals, parish churches, religious houses, and shrines throughout the country as it is celebrated in the Roman Rite and various Eastern Rites.
"For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, 'This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.'" (1 Corinthians 11:23-24)
The Second Vatican Council teaches us that the Eucharist is the "source and summit of the Christian life" (Lumen Gentium #11). In the Eucharist is contained the greatest treasure of the Church, Christ Himself. Participating in the Eucharist each Sunday is a precept of the Church and essential to the Catholic Christian life. Participating in the Mass every day is an important source of grace for all who are able to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. Hearing Mass on the radio is not the same as participating in person and does not fulfill the Sunday obligation. It can, however, be an important source of grace in the Christian life and can bring those listening to make a spiritual communion with our Lord. For this reason, We Are One Body broadcasts Mass every day during the most important hours of the day. Every Sunday, We Are One Body® broadcasts Holy Mass celebrated by a bishop, to highlight the bishops' role as High Priest and principal liturgist in each Diocese. Whenever possible, WAOB® also broadcasts daily Masses celebrated by bishops.