Mass: The Highest Form of Prayer

“It was exciting to see so many come to the Encounter event to learn more about prayer.  It was our largest Encounter turn-out to date.  It reaffirms the truth that, even those of us who know and love Jesus Christ, are thirsting for more.  Archbishop Hebda thoroughly enjoyed the evening!  Check out all the follow-up sessions and resources to continue to forge forward in your personal relationship with Christ.”  Fr. Eilen

See Father Eilen’s presentation HERE

Learn about the highest form of prayer and the pinnacle of our Catholic faith. The Catholic Mass is much more than a Sunday obligation, it is where we celebrate the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whether you attend Mass every Sunday or haven’t been in a while, this talk will inspire you. “If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy.” – St. Jean Vianney


Fr. Eilen was ordained to the priesthood in May of 2009.  Father Eilen grew up in Delano and has a degree in Biology from the College of St. Thomas. Prior to entering the Seminary, he worked in the Courier Division of HealthEast Hospital for 20 years.


Follow-up Resources:

Register for the Follow up session:  Bible Study : The Mass – Bishop Robert Barron  Tuesday’s 1/7/- 2/11 6:45-8:45pm   Facilitator:  Kathy Johnson

Walk through the Liturgy of the Mass with Bishop Barron and you’ll be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.  See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from his people, the Church, and, most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist.  The Mass will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life.

Audio /  A Scriptural Walk Through The Mass – Sri

Video series /; Element’s of the Catholic Mass

Book and CD/ St. Pat’s bookstore & Lighthouse CD’s : The Lamb’s Supper -Scott Hahn

Books: A Devotional Journey Into The Mass – C. Carstens

Behold the Mystery: A Deeper Understanding of the Catholic Mass – Mark Hart

The Essential Guide to Catholic Prayer and the Mass, Mary DeTurris Poust