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anything other than water for one hour before Holy Communion (CCC 1387)
• Bodily demeanor (gestures, clothing) ought to convey the respect, solemnity, and
joy of this moment. (CCC 1387) 9. August 6th, 2009 The celebration of the Holy Eucharist is the Church’s highest prayer. (CCC 1407) 3. Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus told us unless we eat of His Body and drink of His Blood we shall not have eternal
life. He gave us His Body and Blood at the Last Supper when He commanded the
Twelve Apostles to celebrate this memorial until His return.
(John 6:51ff; CCC 1406, 1337) Jesus addresses an invitation to us, urging us to receive Him in the Sacrament of the
Holy 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.
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10. 11. 12. Jesus is present in the Church, even after Mass, because the consecrated Hosts are kept
in the tabernacle. We may be with Jesus and adore Him in the Church even outside of
Mass. (CCC 1377-1381)
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 Eucharist. (CCC 1061-1065) This should include:
Being recollected and focusing on Our Lord
In approaching Jesus, we reverence Him with a bow of the head
Receiving Him reverently either on our hand, which should form a throne or on
Saying the word Amen (I believe) in response to the priest saying “The Body of
Once we receive Jesus in Holy Communion, we kneel down in prayer and thanksgiving.
We may close our eyes to give Him our full attention. We silently pray to Him and He
listens and then, we need to then listen to Him. Jesus is pleased when we share our life
with Him. (CCC 2637) Sacraments of Healing – Jesus, Physician of our Souls and Bodies
Life as a child of God can be weakened and our union with Him can even lost by sin. The Church,
through the power of the Holy Spirit, continues Jesus’ work of healing and salvation through the
Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. Here Jesus works as the Physician of our
souls and bodies just as He did in the Gospels.
A. Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, God forgives our sins and increases our spiritual
strength. Our peace is restored in relationship with God, the Christian community, and one’s
self. (CCC 1420-1498)
Jesus gives the Apostles the power to forgive sins.
Jesus heals the paralytic
Woman at the Well
Parable of mercy
Mathew 16:19ff; Mt 18:18,...
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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