Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”
The sacrifice of the Mass is not about us or how we feel. The Mass is about God and how we worship Him. This video is an outstanding explanation of ad orientem — what it is and why it is important.
For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
— Jesus Christ, Matthew 24:27
An reverent, attentive altar server has an important impact on the Mass. The altar server’s reverence helps the whole congregation be more reverent.
Yet another great video from Gabriel Castillo, of TrueFaith.tv: