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The Eucharist Sacrifice Sacrament Real Presence Transubstant-iation Communion. Think of 5 words related to this picture. Explain why…. Catholic Beliefs about the Mass. To Know that the Eucharist is a Sacrifice and a Sacrament, and an experience of communion with God & others.

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Think of 5 words related to this picture

The Eucharist

Sacrifice

Sacrament

Real Presence

Transubstant-iation

Communion

Think of 5 words related to this picture

Explain why…


Catholic beliefs about the mass

Catholic Beliefs about the Mass

  • To Know that the Eucharist is a Sacrifice and a Sacrament, and an experience of communion with God & others.

  • To Understand why Catholics believe in Transubstantiation and the Real Presence


Choose 5 and rank them in order of how best you think they describe catholic beliefs about the mass

Choose 5 and rank them in order of how best you think they describe Catholic beliefs about the mass.

  • An occasion for worship/ prayer

  • An opportunity to learn about God

  • Sharing of a meal

  • A sacrifice

  • A memorial / remembrance

  • A thanksgiving

  • A celebration of shared faith

  • A Challenge

  • An experience of God’s grace

  • Explain why you put your top one first.


Why does religion need sacrifice

Why does Religion need Sacrifice?

  • Act of worship: gift, honouring God by its value

  • Act of obedience: submission

  • Act of repentance: offering for sin

How was Christ’s Sacrifice the perfect sacrifice? (how did it fulfil the above 3 things perfectly?)

The Mass makes real again the Sacrifice of Christ , in a bloodless way.


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Transubstantiation = during the eucharistic prayers, the priest consecrates the bread and wine to become the body and blood of Jesus

  • Trans - substance: the substance (what it is) changes, but the way it appears stays the same.

Prince

King


This is my body

“This is my body.”

  • Saying this, Christ makes the bread into a new thing – his body, under the appearance of bread and wine. This is also what the priest does.

  • Once consecrated, it remains His body. It must be specially treated - kept in the

    TABERNACLE.

REALPRESENCE

= the WHOLE Christ (body, soul , humanity, divinity ) is present in the eucharistic host


Why do catholics eat the eucharist

Why do Catholics eat the Eucharist?

  • “If you do not eat my flesh, and drink my blood, you have no life in you. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I shall resurrect him on the last day.” John 6:54-57

  • “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.“ John 6:48

Why is receiving the Holy Eucharist important for Catholics? Explain, using one of the quotes above..


Exam question homework

Exam Question/ homework

  • Describe 3 Catholic beliefs about the Eucharist.

  • (each point should be developed as below.)

  • - sacrifice: God’s of himself. Ours to God.

    • Eucharistic prayers (re-enact Last Supper)

    • transubstantiation

    • real presence

  • - sacrament:

    • definition.

    • effects: strength to live well . Promise of resurrection (salvation)

  • communion:

    • With God & with others, united in love.

    • one body in Christ.


  • Adoration of the eucharist

    Adoration of the Eucharist

    Monstrance

    displays the Eucharist.

    The faithful adore the Real Presence.


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