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Unformatted text preview: w sorrow for) to God for offenses against Him. (CCC 1459-1460) We need to understand that the Sacrament of Confession / Reconciliation is important for
preparing to receive the other sacraments, especially the Eucharist. We must be in the state of
grace to receive the Holy Eucharist. (CCC 1415, 1421, 1468-1470, 1865-1869) 10. Mother Church encourages us to frequent the Sacrament of Confession, especially parents
taking their children. This helps us to be purified, strengthened, and enlightened to live the
Sacrament of Holy Eucharist
At Second Grade, the following Truths of Faith are to be introduced.
1. At the Last Supper Jesus changed bread and wine into His Body and Blood (transubstantiation); He
ordained the Apostles as His first priests and told them to celebrate this memorial until His Return.
(CCC 1323, 1337-1341)
Jesus instituted the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Super.
“This is My Body…This is My Blood.” 2. Jesus gives us His Body and Blood in Holy Communion, which helps us to give God the
Father obedience and service. 3. The bread and wine becomes the Body and Blood of Jesus when the priest prays Jesus’ words,
“Take this, all of you, and eat it: This is My Body which will be given up for you. Take this all
of you, and drink from it: This is cup of My Blood, the Blood of the new and everlasting
Covenant. It will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven. Do this in
remembrance of me.”
(Matthew 26: 26-29; Mark 14: 22-25; Luke 22: 14-20; CCC 1353, 1371) 4. Holy Communion is Jesus' Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. The Holy Eucharist continues to
look and taste like ordinary bread and wine after the consecration even though the substance
has changed. This is called transubstantiation, (which means change of substance). This is
what we mean when we say Jesus is truly present in the Holy Eucharist. (CCC 1413) 5. The priest is a man who has been called by God through the Sacrament of Holy Orders to
represent Jesus. The priest celebrates the seven Sacraments and leads us in prayer.
(CCC 1536, 1591,-1592, 1598, 1581, 1552) 6. Only a priest, through the power of the Holy Spirit, can consecrate bread and wine so that it
becomes the Body and the Blood of Jesus. (CCC 1120, 1411) August 6th, 2009
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7. Jesus addresses an invitation to us, urging us to receive Him in the Sacrament of the
Eucharist. To respond to this invitation we must prepare ourselves for so great and so holy a
moment. Before Mass when we kneel down in the pew, it is good to
• close our eyes and remember that Jesus is truly present in the tabernacle.
• ask the Holy Spirit to help us to pray, letting go of all distractions and plans.
• pray, slowly, an Our Father or another prayer to prepare for Mass.
(CCC 1385, 2670)
The way in which we receive Our Lord shows the deep respect and depth of our belief that
this is Jesus, truly present in the Euch...
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2013 for the course RELIGION Religion taught by Professor Hansel during the Fall '13 term at Pacelli High School, Stevens Point.
- Fall '13