Elements of the Catholic Mass - Introduction

Elements of the Catholic MassThe Elements of the Catholic Mass video series is designed to help the faithful better appreciate the beauty of the Mass. They’re ideal for personal faith formation or group discussion. Featuring experts from the Liturgical Institute, the program consists of beautifully produced short videos of 2-5 minutes. Each post contains a link to simple Study Guide.

These free videos will be available through daily Facebook posts and via the Elements of Mass blog on the lower part of our homepage or at this direct link for the blog: hrparish.org/blog/masselements 


Fr. Douglas Martis is the featured expert in the first season of "Elements of the Catholic Mass." He has a doctorate in Sacramental Theology from the Institut Catholique in Paris and a Ph.D. in History of Religions and Religious Anthropology from the University of Paris (Sorbonne). He is a priest of the Diocese of Joliet and currently teaches at the Pontifical College Josephinum. He is former Associate Professor of Sacramental Theology and Chairperson of the Department of Liturgy and Music at Mundelein Seminary. From 2004 he served as Director of the Liturgical Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake.

Jesse Weiler is the Director, Cinematographer and Editor of "Elements of the Catholic Mass."  He is the Assistant Director of Communications at the Liturgical Institute in Mundelein, IL and has a B.A. in Media Studies from Loras College in Dubuque, IA.  

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