All too often people today find the Mass a boring and lifeless experience, a part of the normal Sunday routine and little else. This unfortunate reality for many Catholics ignores the vitality and enjoyment inherent in a well-celebrated liturgy. Aware of this common problem, Amy Florian offers an affirmative and uplifting explanation of this most central part of Catholicism. In accessible and easy-to-understand language, she provides a breakdown of the Mass and its significance for today's Catholics. Individual chapters discuss the structure of the Mass, the liturgical seasons, Scripture readings, and much more. This book is ideal for those approaching Catholicism for the first time, non-Catholic spouses, high school and college students and even lifelong Catholics. It provides all readers with a solid base of knowledge with which to approach the Mass.