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Unformatted text preview: mmended by the Church. The regular confession of our venial sins helps us • form our conscience • fight against evil tendencies and break sinful habits • allows Christ to heal the wounds of our sins • helps us to progress in the life of the Spirit (CCC 1457-1458, 1496) Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist In Fourth Grade, students should review for greater understanding the following Truths of Faith except where a teaching is to be introduced, which will be bolded. Scriptures that are bolded are new for this grade. 1. At the Last Supper Jesus changed bread and wine into His Body and Blood, which we call transubstantiation; He ordained the Apostles as His first priests and told them to celebrate this memorial until His return. (CCC 1323, 1337 - 1341) Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist Matthew 26:26-30 Jesus instituted the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Super. “This is My Body…This is My Blood.” John 6:22-71 Jesus gives Himself to us as Living Bread to be received. He wants you to receive Him in Holy Communion. Communion means unity. When you receive Jesus, you share a special closeness with Him. 2. At Mass, the priest prays the same words that Jesus said at the Last Supper over the bread and wine and the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus. This is the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The sacrifice of the Mass is an offering of Jesus’ life of obedience and service to the Father, which He did on the Cross. “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 1375, 1353, 1371) 3. Jesus commanded the Twelve Apostles to celebrate this memorial until His return. Jesus told us if we eat of His Body and drink of his Blood we shall have eternal life. Communion August 6th, 2005 Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 14 of 28 Grade 4 with Jesus in the Holy Eucharist prepares us for perfect union with Him in Heaven (See John 6:51-58). (CCC 1402-1406) 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 acts in the person of Christ (in persona Christi) by teaching us about God’s Word (Liturgy of the Word) and by giving us Jesus in Holy Communion (Liturgy of the Eucharist). (CCC 1592, 1548-1551, 1410) 6. The priest is a man who has been called by God through the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The priest represents Jesus in celebrating the seven Sacraments and leading us in prayer. (CCC 1536, 1591,-1592, 1598, 15...
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