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Eucharist. Chapter 9 pages 175-204. Eucharist 1. Christ’s saving presence in our midst The Passover seder A ritual meal as is the Eucharist meal today Eucharist Greek word meaning “thanksgiving”

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Chapter 9 pages 175-204

eucharist 1
Eucharist 1
  • Christ’s saving presence in our midst
  • The Passover seder
    • A ritual meal as is the Eucharist meal today
  • Eucharist
    • Greek word meaning “thanksgiving”
    • We thank God for His Son, Jesus and celebrate Jesus’ gift of himself in the transforming ritual of bread and wine into his body and blood
    • We called this consecration: Transubstantiation “Come to the Banquet of love….”
eucharist 2
euchARIST 2
  • In the Mass, our entire lives are immersed in the Paschal Mystery
  • Missa- Latin for “go you are sent forth” Ite, missa est ***
  • The priest is the minister of this sacrament
  • Read the story on p.181 from the Jewish Hasidic tradition
  • Jesus Presence, in the Eucharist in:
    • In the minister, the priest
    • In the Word/Scriptures
    • In the community (ecclesia) gathered
    • Especially in the Eucharistic species, bread and wine consecrated.
      • Agape- love feast
  • We who participate in the Mass must also be truly present- mindfully present!
eucharist 3
Eucharist 3
  • The challenge of the Eucharist
    • We become other Christ's to one another
    • We incarnate Christ into our lives- all of it ***
  • We become what we receive
  • We become “bread for a hungry world”
    • A world hungry for compassion, honesty, truth, and love
eucharist 4
Eucharist 4
  • Symbolism- in the breaking of the bread: Lk. 24:13 The Emmaus story
  • Vatican- the cup is shared, as originally intended to be
  • Jewish roots- read p. 197 The early Christians were Jews
review with the following questions
Review with the following questions
  • The Greek meaning of the word Eucharist?
  • Imagine the Eucharist meal as a banquet. Whose invited?
  • Is the Eucharist more than a “memorial” meal? Explain. (p. 180)
  • Jesus offers the Eucharist sacrifice through ________. (p. 181)
  • Mass is often referred to as _____. (p. 189)
  • How did the Eucharistic meal begin? Explain. (p. 198)
questions continued
Questions continued

7. Lay people began distributing communion after this time.

8. True or False: Only the priest presiding at Mass drank from the Communion cup prior to this time.

9. Both the priest and the _________ offer the Mass.

10. Read p. 197 for the Jewish roots of the Eucharist.

11. Another way of referencing Mass is _______. (p. 190)


12. The scripture reading for the Mass are taken from _________.

13. The central sacrament of the Church is the __________. (pgs. 176, 189 & 203)

14. At the consecration of the bread and wine Jesus is ________. (p. 181)

15. True or False: By the end of this century, Mass had become an elaborate ceremony.

16. Through the Church’s history this language was the language of the liturgy__________.


17. Why are Catholics obliged to attend Mass on Sunday?

18. The Vatican II reforms accomplished this _________. (p. 200)

19. Community participation in the Eucharist declined around this period. _________ (p. 200)

20. How did the earliest Christians commonly celebrate the Eucharist? (p. 197-198)

21. What is the most important element in the Eucharistic celebration? (p. 186)


22. Read p.185 The earliest Christians lived in this manner. Explain.

23. Explain Transubstantiation. (p. 181)

24. What meal did Jesus celebrate the night before he died?

25. In the current Catholic liturgy the people receive the blood of Christ from ________. (p. 196)

26. The most sacred moment in the liturgy is _________.

3 more questions
3 more questions

27. What are the two main parts of the Liturgy?

28. Who can preside at the Eucharist?

29. What are the people called to do who preside at the Eucharistic celebration? (p. 180)

  • Liturgy of the Eucharist
  • Blessed Sacrament
  • Agape
  • Communion
  • Lectionary
  • Mass
  • Consecration
  • Prayer of the Faithful