38 – What is the Eucharist?
3) CCC 1322-1332, 1342-1372, 1378-1405 (YOUCAT 208 - 223)
Why is the Eucharist something that should be adored? Why is the Eucharist something we should strive to receive frequently? The Eucharist is received in the context of a Mass and this word comes from "Ite, missa est" which means "go, you are sent". When I receive Holy Communion, what am I then being sent out to do and why do I the Eucharist to do it? If our journey's end is heaven where we spend eternity with God, what sacrifice is it to spend some time with Him in adoration or weekly, even daily reception of Holy Communion?
Blessed be God.
Blessed be his holy name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be his Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be the St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.
St. Dominic Savio
Do I take time aside to be close to Jesus? Do I recognize Him in the breaking of the bread?
Understanding the Eucharist (Part 1) - Dr. Scott Hahn
Understanding the Eucharist (Part 2) - Dr. Scott Hahn
Understanding the Eucharist (Part 3) - Dr. Scott Hahn
Who Can Receive Communion?
Mysterium Fidei - Bl. Pope Paul VI
Ecclesia de Eucharistia - St. Pope John Paul II
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