Tell Yourself why you come to Holy Mass. I come because God our Father calls me and bids me come. He expects me, is waiting for me and would miss me. I will not disappoint God. He likes me and loves me. Noone loves me half so much. I want to keep His love. I want to meet Him and get near Him and touch Him and love Him through Jesus His Son, our Lord, Who will soon be here on the Altar. Tell Yourself what you mean to do at Mass. I mean to give pleasure to God and thank Him and adore Him, and offer to Him the homage of our Lord's obedience unto death. I mean to think about our Blessed Lord, to grieve over His Passion, and be glad of His Resurrection and Ascension, and to rejoice that He offers again the Sacrifice that saves the world. I mean to creep into His Heart by the open Wounds and offer Him myself and all I do and say and think and all my love, that He may make them His own and present them to our Father in Heaven. Tell Yourself what you hope to get by the Mass. By the Mass I make sure of my place among God's dearest children and claim my share of the riches our Lord has won for us, and am fed with the Bread from Heaven-His Body and Blood.
Fr. W Roche SJ, Brother Hermenegild TOSF, Paperback, ISBN 10: 1495279502, ISBN 13: 9781495279508