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Efficacy of the Mass
At the hour of death the Masses you have heard will be your greatest consolation. Every Mass will go with you to judgment and plead for pardon. At every Mass you can diminish the temporal punishment due to your sins, more of less, according to your fervor.
Assisting devoutly at Mass you render to the Sacred Humanity of our Lord the greatest homage. He supplies for many of our negligences and omissions. He forgives you all your unknown sins which you never confessed.
You afford the souls in purgatory the greatest possible relief.
One Mass heard during your life will be of more benefit to you than many heard for you after your death
You are preserved from many dangers and misfortunes which would otherwise have befallen you. You shorten your purgatory by every Mass.
Every Mass wins for you a higher degree of glory in heaven.
Source: Our Young People, 1916