The Mass cannot simply be “listened to”: it is also an expression incorrect, “I’m going to listen to Mass”
This is just a fun video of Stephen Colbert singing the traditional hymn “The King of Glory” and doing a very awkward liturgical dance. Great for humorous introduction to the Feast of Christ the King or for a discussion of liturgy.
In this video we see the words of St. Justin wrote to the Roman emperor in 155 AD to defend Christianity. He describes a Mass which would be familiar to us today – the reading from scripture, the homily, the petitions, the offertory, the praying over the gifts, the reception of communion. He even describes bringing communion to those who are not present. He explains that this is called Eucharist and that we believe it is truly the body and blood of Christ.
This is a wonderful resource to show the continuity of the order of Mass throughout the ages.
Is getting your family to Sunday mass a chore or a gift? Do the teens in your life resist joining you in the pew every Sunday?