You're off to the Catholic goods store to buy a new rosary! After carefully choosing which one you would like and paying for it, a voice in the back of your mind reminds you that you should have a priest or deacon bless it. But why?
Why is water added to only the celebrant's chalice and not the chalices used for distributing the Blood to the congregation?
One of the movements of the offertory, after the gifts are brought to the altar, is that the deacon, or if there is no deacon the priest, pours a little water into the wine. St. Thomas Aquinas in his great "Summa Theologica" lists several reasons for this addition of water to the wine.
Mass is so boring! What can I do to get into it more?
Today, there are more ways for us to be entertained than ever before. With such a plethora of choices, it's easy for us to always be looking for that which excites us the most. When that high begins to wain a bit, it's quite easy for us to press a button to partake in something even more entertaining than before.