The Eucharist - A Short Course for Catechists

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Published on March 18, 2014

Author: neilmcq



An English Version. Presented here is a short course on the Eucharist based on the Catholic Catechism

The Eucharist According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Rev. Cornelius T. McQuillan, C.S.Sp., Psy.D. Edited by Sharon Piper

The Eucharist Is the Mystery of our Faith (Jn 6)

The Eucharist Is the Paschal Mystery. (Exodus)

The Eucharist is Communion & Community God Triune Ágape or Banquet Food & Manna Activity of the Holy Spirit Presence Of Jesus Christ Love of God

The Eucharist is Thanksgiving Encounter between Christ and the Church Alliance or Marriage Death & Resurrection Life & Grace Sacrifice Church – the Body of Christ Celebration

The Eucharist is The Continuation of the mystery of the Incarnation. Presided by the Bishop, (or in his absense, a presbytere), the Vicar of Christ. Christ interceding on behalf of humanity. The way God transforms the world the source and summit of all Christian life.

The Eucharist is God’s Initiative ·604 God’s design over us is His Love

The Divine Initiative God sent His Son to be the propiation for our sins.

Offering #606 All of the Christ’s life is offered to the Father.

Gift #608 John the Baptist presents Him as “the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world.”

Offering Jesus anticipated the offering of His life during the Last Supper.

Memorial 611 The Eucharist offered in the Last Supper was to be the Memorial of (1 Co. 11, 23) his sacrifice.

Priesthood Jesus instituted his apostoles as the priests of the New Covenant at the First Eucharist.

Priest “For them, I consecrate myself, so that they too may be consecrated in Truth.” (Jn 17,19)

Sacrifice 613 Christ’s sacrifice alone is the definitive offering that returns men to communion with God.

He Saves Us 615 Jesus replaces our disobedience with His obedience.

Sacrifice Christ’s sacrifice was consumed on the Cross.

The Sacrifice 618 Christ’s sacrifice on the cross saves us and redeems us. It offers to all the possibility of associating ourseleves with His Pascual Mystery.

The Sacrifice 766 The Church is born from His total sacrifice on the cross, formed from the rib of the New Adam, when blood and water flowed from His Heart.

Anticipation 671 In the Eucharist the Church encounters the Risen Christ.

Communion with God 737 © It is the Holy Spirit who draws us to Christ.

Action of the Holy Spirit 737 The Holy Spirit draws us into the Paschal Mystery, above every other way, through the Eucharist, in order to reconcile us, and bring us into communion with God, so that we can produce much fruit. (Jn 15)

The Holy Spirit prepares us to Recieve Communion. 1094 For example, we see types or figures in the Old Testament that represent or are signs of the Mystery of Christ in the Eucharist. The manna represents Christ the true “Bread from Heaven.”

The Holy Spirit 1106 The Epiclesis (invocation over) & la Anamnesis are the Center of every Sacrament and in particular the Eucharist.

Mission of the Church 738 The Church is sent to announce and give witness; to celebrate & prolong the mystery of the communion of the Holy Trinity.

Life of the Church 893 Eucharist is the Center of the life of a particular Church.

Communion of the Sacraments 1113 All the liturgical life of the Church orbits around the Eucharist

The life of the Church 1074 The Eucharist is the summit of the liturgical action of the Church toward which she aims and her well-spring from which flows her strength. (SC 10)

Communion of the Sacraments 950 The Church is the Sacrament of Christ & all her Sacraments can be called “comunión.” But the Eucharist is the culminacion of this Communion.

Sacraments 1118 The Sacraments are of and for the Church.

Misión de la Iglesia 864 Charity, received most effectively through the Eucharist, is the soul of all Apostolic endeavors.

Mission of the Church 1097 Every Sacrament and especially the Eucharist, is an encounter between Christ and the Church.

“One Body” 790 Through the two Sacraments of Baptism and the Eucharist we are united to the Death and Resurreccion of Christ. The Eucharist forms us into one single Body.

Unity 838 The Eucharist is the celebration of Christians united in the one Catholic faith.

Transfiguration 1000 By our participation in the Eucharist we anticipate the transfiguration of our body in Christ.

Christian Initiation 1322 The Eucharist is the culmination of our initiation into the same Sacrifice of Christ crucified.

The Eucharist 1323 was instituted by Christ at the Last Supper in order to continue His Sacrifice on the cross until the end of time.

The Eucharist 1325 Signifies and brings into reality our communion with God as well as the unity of His people.

In the Eucharist 1326 We anticipate eternal life

The Eucharist 1327 is the compendium and summit of our faith that is expressed in the names it is given

The Eucharist has been called 1329 Act of Thanksgiving The Lord’s Banquet Breaking of the Bread Wedding Banquet of the Lamb of God Eucharistic Assembly

Names given to the Eucharist 1330 Memorial of the Passion & Resurrection of the Lord Holy Sacrifice Spiritual Sacrifice Pure Sacrifice Sacrifice of Praise Holy and Divine Liturgy

Names given to the Eucharist 1331 Holy Mass Communion Bread of Angels Bread of Heaven Spiritual Medicine Holy Things

Under the sign of bread and wine 1333 The heart of the Eucharistic celebracion is found in the bread and wine, which by the words of Jesus and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, are changed into the Body and Blood of Christ.

Bread & Wine In the Old Testament Bread and Wine were offered for reconciliation

Bread & Wine 1334 In the book of Exodus bread without leven was used to recall their hasty escape from Egypt. & They evoke the memory of the manna in the desert.

Bread and Wine In the New Testament Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes. Jesus served Bread and Fish on the beach to Simon Peter and the other Apostles and sent them three times to feed His sheep. Jesus celebrated the first Mass during the Last Supper.

Bread and Wine According to the Synoptic Gospels Jesus said: “Do this in memory of me.”

The Eucharist St. Paul wrote in 1 Cor 13: “Anyone who eats the body or drinks the blood unworthily sins against the Body of the Lord.” “Anyone who eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks their own condemnation for not recognizing the Body.”

The Eucarist St John wrote: (Jn 6) “My body is real food and my blood is real drink.” “He who does not eat my flesh and does not drink my blood, has no life.” “He who eats my body and drinks my blood, will live forever.”

Benefits of Communin 1391 Intensifies our union with Christ. Feeds our Christian Life, Separates us from sin, Erases venial sins. Protects us from further sin, Builds the Church.

Benefits of Communion is a commitment to the poor. Unites all who participate Santifies us. Joins us to God Himself, Motivates Evangelization, Heals us. Unites us to the crucified & resurrected Christ.

The Beginning Holy Communion renews us

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