Catholic AnswerThe Mass is the Catholic word that is used for the Eucharist. I have always heard that it comes from the old dismissal in Latin, "It missa est", which literally means, "go, you are sent" or something to that effect. Anyway, the Mass is the re-presentation of Christ's sacrifice on Calvary. In other words, when you are at Mass, you are literally at the very same sacrifice when Our Blessed Lord died on Calvary over two thousand years ago. Through the Mass, the spiritual benefits of that sacrifice are made present for you in the here and now. However, I have never heard the phrase "Church Mass" used, and most all Masses take place in Church.
from The Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition, English translation 1994
In the New Testament, the memorial takes on a new meaning. When the Church celebrates the Eucharist, she commemorates Christ's Passover, and it is made present: the sacrifice Christ offered once for all on the cross remains every present. (Cf. Heb 7:25-27) As often as the sacrifice of the Cross by which 'Christ our Pasch has been sacrifice' is celebrated on the altar, the work of our redemption is carried out. (Lumen Gentium 3; cf. 1 Cor 5:7)
The Church has the role of helping us recognize and give thanks for the many ways in which God reveals his glory. In the Church, the Holy Spirit prepares us to know Jesus Christ, to share his communion, and to transform us in Christ's saving work. Mass is a time to gather to give thanks and praise to God, to listen to the Word of the Lord through sacred Scripture, and to be nourished by Jesus Christ's body and blood in holy Communion. For Catholics, Sunday (or Saturday evening) Mass is not just another obligation but rather a celebration of faith that takes place at the table of the Lord.
Go read the KORAN and the BIBLE.. One can read the Quran if one wants to learn about Islam, but it is suggested that one find someone that can explain more about what one has read.
The only job description for a Christian is to obey God. Read the Bible, starting with the New Testament to know what God asks of you. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Obeying God gives you a satisfied and assured feeling. After awhile, you will see the fruits of this in yourself, such as love, joy,peace, patience, kindness,goodness, gentleness,faithfulness,and self-control.
Gen.9:25-27 And he [Noah] said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. Gen.16:8-9 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. Gen.17:12-13 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised. Gen.24:35-36 And the LORD hath blessed my master [Abraham] greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses. And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath. Gen.26:12-14 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants. Ex.12:44 But every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. Ex.20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's. Ex.21:2-6 If thou buy a Hebrew servant.... Ex.21:7 And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant.... Ex.21:20-21 If a man smite his servant or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand, he shall be surely punished; notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished, for he is his money. Ex.21:26-27 And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake. And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake. Ex.21:32 If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver. Ex.22:2-3 If a thief ... have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. Lev.19:20 And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free. Lev.22:11 If the priest buy any soul with his money.... Lev.25:39 nd if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee.... Lev.25:44-46 Thy bond-men and thy bond-maids which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you: of them shall ye buy bond-men and bond-maids. Moreover, of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land. And they shall be your possession. And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession, they shall be your bond-man forever. Dt.5:21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's. Dt.15:12 And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman be sold unto thee.... Dt.20:10-11 When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it. And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, that all the people that is found therein shall be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee. Dt.20:14 But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself. Jos.9:23 Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God. Lk.12:46-47 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. Lk.17:7-9 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. 1 Cor.7:21-22 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant. Eph.6:5 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God. Col.3:22 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ. Col.3:22 Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. 1 Tim.6:1-5 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. If any man teach otherwise ... he is proud, knowing nothing.... From such withdraw thyself. Tit.2:9-10 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God. 1 Pet.2:18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. Ex.21:16 He that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. Lev.19:13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning. Lev.19:18 Love thy neighbor as thyself. Lev.19:33-34 The stranger, . . . you shall not do him wrong. . . . you shall love him as yourself. Lev.25:10 Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof. Lev.25:17 Ye shall not therefore oppress one another. Dt.15:9-10 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him naught; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee. Dt.23:15-16 You shall not hand over to his master a slave who has escaped from his master to you. He shall live with you in your midst, in the place which he shall choose in one of your towns where it pleases him; you shall not mistreat him. Dt.24:7 If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die. Dt.24:14-15 Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates: at his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it, for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee. Pr.22:22-23 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: for the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Is.58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? ... To undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Jer.22:13 Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbors service without wages, and giveth him not for his work. Mal.3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against ... those that oppress the hireling in his wages. Mt.23:10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. Mk.10:42-43 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you. 1 Cor.7:23 Be not ye the servants of men. Phil.2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 1 Tim.1:9-10 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons. Philem.1:10-15 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus ... that thou shouldest receive him for ever; Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved. Heb.13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Jas.5:4 Behold the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which you kept back by fraud, crieth; and the cries of them who have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabbaoth
Not really. Even though the word "Catholic" means universal, but Catholics are pretty far from all-inclusive. Universalists seem to accept all religions and emphasize the basic underlying principals common with all.