For what ends is the
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered?
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As stated in the Catechism of
Pope St. Pius X...
Q. For what
ends then is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered?
Sacrifice of the Mass is offered to God for four ends: (1) To honor Him
properly, and hence it is called Latreutical; (2) To thank Him for His favors,
and hence it is called Eucharistical; (3) To appease Him, make Him due
satisfaction for our sins, and to help the souls in Purgatory, and hence it is
called Propitiatory; (4) To obtain all the graces necessary for us, and hence it
is called Impetratory.
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