Mass dismissal is an instruction, not a celebration of completion

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Msgr. Matthew Mitas
Q. Why do we end Mass with the priest saying "the Mass is ended ..." and the people's response, "Thanks be to God"? To me it sounds like we're saying, "Thank God that Mass is over!" 

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