Amazing! Pope will Celebrate Mass in the Upper Room

by Steve Ray on March 27, 2014

Our group praying in the Upper Room on Mount Zion in Jerusalem

This is quite incredible since it has not been done since Pope John Paul II received permission from Israel to celebrate Mass there on his visit to the Holy Land. Pope Francis will do the “not allowed”–he will celebrate Mass in the Upper Room.

Seems odd, eh, that the place where the first Eucharist was celebrated by Jesus is not open for Catholics to worship. It is a “secular” building like a museum where anyone can walk through, sing, make noise, whatever. But the one thing we cannot do is celebrate Mass.

Pope’s Detailed Holy Land Schedule

Three, maybe four, sacraments were instituted in this room: ordination, Eucharist, Reconciliation and we can also suggest Confirmation since the Holy Spirit descended in fire upon 120 in this room on the day of Pentecost. 

Now, I have been informed the Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in the Upper Room. I hope he can convince Israel to give it back to the Catholic Church.

(See Zenit Report)

Pray!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

ZAHID May 6, 2014 at 11:32 AM

POPE
IS GREAT JESUS BLES YOU
PL YOU PRAY FOR ME AND MY ALL FAMILY JESUS SOLVE MY ALL PROBLAM
AMEEN

Paul Skotarski May 26, 2014 at 12:27 AM

STEVE RAY HERE (IN CAPS). I APPROVED PAUL’S COMMENT, BUT NOW WITHOUT A FEW COMMENTS (IN CAPS)

PAUL WRITE: Having been raised as a Roman Catholic I have a few questions. What do you mean give it (the Upper Room) back to the Catholic church? When did they ever “own” it?

THEY OWNED IT FROM THE 1300′S UNTIL THE JEWS TOOK POSSESSION IN 1948. GOOD TO LEARN YOUR HISTORY.

Also, I am constantly being given the impression that Francis is interested in peace. If that is truly the case, why then will he not request that Mr. Abbas and other muslim terrorists like him recognize Israel’s right to exist?

HE DOES AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ALSO RECOGNIZES ISRAEL’S RIGHT TO EXIST. AGAIN, IT WOULD BE GOOD TO LEARN YOUR HISTORY.

And why does he (Francis) not insist that Jesus is the only way to the Father? Scripture is clear.

HE DOES AND SO HAS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH FROM THE BEGINNING. AGAIN, IT WOULD BE GOOD TO LEARN WHAT THE CHURCH TEACHES BEFORE ASKING SUCH QUESTIONS THAT ONLY SHOW AN IGNORANCE OF THE FACTS.

If one is ashamed of the Gospel (or afraid to offend those who deny Jesus) Jesus declares that such a person will not be received unto the Father.

AMEN BROTHER. GOOD CATHOLIC TEACHING. THE POPE TEACHES AND PRACTICES THE SAME.

Being raised as a Roman Catholic I fully understand that the Scriptures are considered no more important than “tradition”, but I would hope that he (Francis) would put Jesus above respect for other religions.

MY GOODNESS, WHAT IGNORANCE OF CATHOLIC TEACHING!!! YOU SHOULD HAVE LEARNED WHAT THE CHURCH ‘REALLY’ TAUGHT BEFORE LEAVING THE CHURCH.

It’s pretty disturbing. I actually heard a priest on a news report say that Francis will “do his best to keep it Jesus-style”. What in the world kind of talk is that? Why aren’t more Catholics concerned about this?

SHOULDN’T WE ALL TRY TO KEEP OUR LIVES AND ACTIONS “JESUS-STYLE”? DO YOU DO IT PERFECTLY OR SHOULD YOU TRY HARDER TO DO EVERYTHING THAT WAY? REMEMBER THE POPE IS A HUMAN BEING LIKE THE REST OF US AND HAS TO WORK AT HOLINESS LIKE THE REST OF US DO.

I WOULD SUGGEST YOU GO BACK AND LEARN A BIT MORE BEFORE SHOWING HOW LITTLE YOU REALLY KNOW.

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