Eucharist

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The Sacrament of the Eucharist with its Scriptural institution, the minister, matter, form and effects of receiving it.

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The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist The Holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation .

The Eucharist:

The Eucharist The Eucharist is the sacrament by which the wonderful conversion of bread and wine into "the body and blood of Jesus Christ there is truly, really, and substantially contained. Under the species of bread and wine for our nourishment. CCC 1374 The Eucharist is the GREATEST of all the sacraments. The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life.” 1324 All the other sacraments and all the activities of the Church are ordered to the Eucharist for their purpose is to bring the faithful to union with Christ who is present in this sacrament

Promise of the Eucharist Jn 6:51-54:

Promise of the Eucharist Jn 6:51-54 Jesus announced the Eucharist during his public life:  I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread  will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world……. 54  Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life , and I shall raise that  person up on the last day . Watch Real PresenceVideo

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He instituted this sacrament at the Last Supper He took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." and likewise the cup after supper, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the New Covenant in my blood .“ Mt 26:26-28; Mk 14:22-25 ; Lk 24:13-53; 1 Cor 10:16-21

Matter and Form :

Matter and Form Matter Unleavened wheat bread Wine from Grapes Form “This is my body” “This is my blood”

The Real Eucharistic Presence:

The Real Eucharistic Presence The BODY and BLOOD, SOUL and DIVINITY of our Lord Jesus Christ is contained TRULY, REALLY and SUBSTANTIALLY. T his presence is called 'real' - ... because it is presence in the fullest sense: that is to say, it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes himself wholly and entirely present .”CCC 1374

The Change:

The Change Transubstantiatio n is the theological term used to point out the unique change of the entire bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ at the Holy Mass. The term transubstantiation tells us that through the consecration of the bread and the wine there occurs a change of the entire bread into the Body of Christ, and wine into the Blood of Christ – even though the appearances or species of bread and wine appear unchanged.

The Minister of the Sacrament:

The Minister of the Sacrament Jesus gave to his Church the ability to re-establish his body and blood on earth through his Priestly representative at the consecration of the Mass. A validly ordained priest, bishop or pope

The Effects of the Sacrament:

The Effects of the Sacrament What material food produces in our , body for the good of one’s physical life, w Holy Communion wonderfully achieves . achieves in our spiritual life The fruits of Holy Communion Augments our union with Christ. Preserves, increases, and renews the life of grace received at Baptism. Cleanses us from past sins and preserving us from future sins Eucharist strengthens our charity This living charity wipes away venial sins . 231

Need for Holy Communion:

Need for Holy Communion We need to go to Mass every Sunday and the Church law is that we should receive it at least once a year We can receive communion every day Once one has obtained the age of reason children can receive. Beauty of preparing children to receive our Lord Importance of receiving first reconciliation before communion Spiritual communion of St. Josemaria

Dispositions for receiving Holy Communion:

Dispositions for receiving Holy Communion Dispositions of the Body To prepare for worthy reception of this sacrament, the faithful should observe the fas t required in their Church. CCC 1387 Bodily demeanor (gestures, clothing) ought to convey the respect, solemnity, and joy of this moment when Christ becomes our guest . Receive piously, kneeling, standing, on tongue or in hand Dispositions of the Soul In the state of grace Receive with great devotion Remote and proximate recollection With acts of love, contrition, adoration, humility, reparation and thanksgiving .

Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Christian Life :

Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Christian Life Scripture Jn 6:1-71; Mt 26:26-28; Mk 14:22-25; Lk 22:7-20; 24:13-53; Acts 2:42-47; 20:7; 1 Cor 10:16-21 Minister Validly ordained priest, bishop , or Pope Form Words of Institution (CCC 1412; 1 Cor 11:24-25) Matter Wheat bread and grape wine (CCC 1333) Effect Personal union with Christ; Separation from Sin; Union with the Church (CCC 1391-1401)

Veneration of the Holy Eucharist:

Veneration of the Holy Eucharist Watch Bringing Christ to the Streets Video Two Great Liturgical Feasts: Holy Thursday and Corpus Christi Reserving Jesus in the Tabernacle - for the sick - for veneration Making visits to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament

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