If you desire the worship that you give to God to be pleasing to Him and valuable for the salvation of your soul, put it properly into practice. Begin by preparing for holy Mass as soon as you awake, uniting yourself to all the Masses which are being said at that moment...
When you come out from your home, think about what you are going to do and what you are going to ask of God. Begin by clearing your mind of earthly matters so that you will be thinking of God only. Avoid all sorts of unnecessary conversations which serve no other purpose than to make you hear Mass badly. When you enter the church, recall to yourself what the holy patriarch jacob said: How awesome is this place! How holy it is! It is truly the house of God and the gateway to heaven!
From the Sermons of the Cure of Ars, Translated by Una Morrissy
Please pray for the repose of the soul of the Rev. James Schleicher, a priest of the diocese of Cleveland who passed away recently.
Peace be with you!