The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) is “the source and summit of the Christian life". During the Mass, we gather around the Lord’s table and remember Christ’s Passion, sacrifice on the cross, His Resurrection, and His Ascension as Jesus instructed us during the Last Supper. The Eucharist is Christ really present Body and Blood, together with His Soul and Divinity under the appearance of bread and wine. At Christ's words of consecration offered through the priest, the bread and wine become substantially the Body and Blood of Christ.
Jesus said to them... “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day" John 6:53-54
First Holy Communion
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The Spirit and the Eucharist
From The Wild Goose Series
From the moment you decide to go to Mass the Holy Spirit is active and alive. Sadly, many people don’t experience the Holy Spirit, and attending Mass becomes a chore for them rather than a life giving encounter with Jesus. In this segment we will look at a few of the many ways that the Holy Spirit is present in the Mass that will enable you to encounter God when you attend the Liturgy.Watch on FORMED
Is the Eucharist just a symbol or something more?
Word on Fire Digital: Catholicism 101, Episode 14
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