This part of the church is called the gathering
space. It is the space between the outside of
the church and the main section where Mass is
celebrated. When people enter the church, they
prepare themselves to receive Jesus at Mass.
As the faithful leave Mass, they prepare to
bring the light of Christ to others. For these
reasons, the gathering space is very important.
In this particular church, it is also the space
that is used for Baptism, but in your church,
it may be different. You may have noticed that
the baptismal area is lined up with the altar.
This shows that Baptism and Eucharist are closely
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