What generally happens at Mass?
Before we break down the Mass into its parts, perhaps it will help if we understand what generally happens to us at Mass.
In the Mass we hear the word of God proclaimed. This happens during the Liturgy of the Word. When we hear the word of God, we come to know him. In every kind of relationship entering into a deeper knowledge of the person is the foundation of that relationship. In the same way, a knowledge of Sacred Scripture lies at the foundation of entering a deeper relationship with Him. The more we know Him, the better we come to love Him, and the better we love Him, the closer we follow Him.