Eucharist

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Eucharist : 

Eucharist

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Mass Eucharist Lord’s Supper Breaking Bread Communion

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“Eucharist” = Thanksgiving For what? Life, creation, Jesus, Church Mass is like a gas station – we drive in to be refuelled!

Our Jewish Roots: Passover : 

Our Jewish Roots: Passover The greatest Jewish feast Celebrates freedom from slaveryin Egypt – THE defining salvific event for Jews Moses and the plagues: last one was the “passover” of death

The Last Supper : 

The Last Supper Jesus was celebrating the Passover John’s gospel: “Jesus doesn’t eat the Passover meal; Jesus is the Passover meal.” “Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world.” He offered himself – bread and wine This was a sacrifice His disciples would have seen the significance/importance/symbolism

How does this happen? : 

How does this happen?

Roman Catholic Eucharist - Mass : 

Roman Catholic Eucharist - Mass Greeting & Penitential Rite Liturgy of the Word – Readings from Bible Creed and Bidding Prayers Offertory – bread, wine and collection Preface and Eucharistic Prayer Our Father, sign of peace, Lamb of God Communion – transubstantiation Blessing and command – go to love/serve…

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord : 

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

So, taking in the Eucharist means taking in the Body of Christ. : 

So, taking in the Eucharist means taking in the Body of Christ.

We have to be truly present to the “real presence” : 

We have to be truly present to the “real presence”

What does that mean for YOU? : 

What does that mean for YOU?

Please ground yourself in these qualities now, as we create together “sacred space” : 

Please ground yourself in these qualities now, as we create together “sacred space”

Eucharist as Eating Meditation: Food for the Soul : 

Eucharist as Eating Meditation: Food for the Soul Review prompts Reflect Write Compose prayer Small circle sharing Large circle prayer & breaking of bread Document: Reflect, write, photograph

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