What takes place during the two main parts of mass?

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December 17, 2008 11:22AM

Liturgy of the Word - readings from the Old Testament and New Testament and Gospel. The priest explains the messages from these readings so that everyone understands better the Word of God. Liturgy of the Eucharist - when the bread and wine are consecrated and become the body and blood of Jesus. We all share in the prayer and blessing, reenacting the last supper of Jesus, where he reveals himself as the perfect sacrifice.