How often should you attend
the First Holy Mass?
Once or twice a week maybe.
But it's best to attend every day if possible.
They say "Put God First In Everything You Do"
every single day of your life
and to do it literally
is to pray right after waking up
attend the First Holy Mass.
You have to wake up very early before sunrise
and take a bath
and put on your best decent clothes
to attend the Holy Mass in church.
If you are Catholic
and living in Cebu City, Philippines,
you can always go to
the Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño
along Osmeña Boulevard downtown area.
First Mass is at 6:00 AM
every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday,
5:00 AM on Friday
and 5:30 AM on Sunday.
There's no better way
to put God first
than to attend the Holy Mass
before eating and drinking anything.
It's a sacrifice
to wake up early
when you stay awake late at night.
But because you have to show God
you put Him first in your life,
then you have to do it gladly
with a humble heart.
Attending the Holy Mass
should be filled with respect
and reverence inside the church.
Wear decent clothing
and never those that reveal
so much of your skin.
No sleeveless shirts,
no shorts and slippers
but pants and shoes
and other formal clothing.
Church is a holy place
where you communicate to the Almighty,
where you say your prayers
with all humility.
It is not a park or public place
that you hang around
and let time pass by.
No eating and drinking inside
and no talking.
You can do the rosary
or just kneel and pray for whatever.
Include your praise and thanksgiving
for everything that you have in life,
for all the blessings you receive
and for the gift of life.
Whatever you pray,
pray not just for yourself
but for everybody else.
Praying for oneself alone
and God wouldn't listen
to that type of prayer.
If you have problems,
pray that you will endure
and find the right answers.
If you want or need something,
pray that you will have them
in God's perfect time
and not in your desired time.
Along with praying
is your heart full of patience
because only God knows
when to give you all you're praying for.
And He knows if you deserve it or not.
And if you don't deserve what you prayed for,
then He will give you another one
that's meant to be yours
but you have to patiently wait in His own time.
If you're a businessman
and you wake up early to attend to your businesses
and sleep late at night still doing business,
then it's high time for you to change that
for you're making money the first goal in life.
God will never be pleased with that.
He wants to be the first in everything in your schedule.
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