1356 If from the beginning Christians have celebrated the Eucharist and in a form whose substance has not changed despite the great diversity of times and liturgies, it is because we know ourselves to be bound by the command the Lord gave on the eve of his Passion: "Do this in remembrance of me. They have stayed the same until our own day for all the great liturgical families. 1 Cor 12:13. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us. All have their own active parts to play in the celebration, each in his own way: readers, those who bring up the offerings, those who give communion, and the whole people whose "Amen" manifests their participation. The three synoptic Gospels and St. Paul have handed on to us the account of the institution of the Eucharist; St. John, for his part, reports the words of Jesus in the synagogue of Capernaum that prepare for the institution of the Eucharist: Christ calls himself the bread of life, come down from heaven. 1369 The whole Church is united with the offering and intercession of Christ. 1332 Holy Mass (Missa), because the liturgy in which the mystery of salvation is accomplished concludes with the sending forth (missio) of the faithful, so that they may fulfill God's will in their daily lives. V. THE SACRAMENTAL SACRIFICE THANKSGIVING, MEMORIAL, PRESENCE . 1393 Holy Communion separates us from sin. As faith in the real presence of Christ in his Eucharist deepened, the Church became conscious of the meaning of silent adoration of the Lord present under the Eucharistic species. 178 Cf. 136 LG 11. "186 - the sacrificial memorial of Christ and his Body; 1323 "At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. 140 St. Irenaeus, Adv. It is for this reason that the tabernacle should be located in an especially worthy place in the church and should be constructed in such a way that it emphasizes and manifests the truth of the real presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. When he has concluded the prayers and thanksgivings, all present give voice to an acclamation by saying: 'Amen. The bishop of the place is always responsible for the Eucharist, even when a priest presides; the bishop's name is mentioned to signify his presidency over the particular Church, in the midst of his presbyterium and with the assistance of deacons. There are few mysteries of the faith where the mystery is so evident and therefore so exposed to the attacks of heresy and unbelief. It is in representing him that the bishop or priest acting in the person of Christ the head (in persona Christi capitis) presides over the assembly, speaks after the readings, receives the offerings, and says the Eucharistic Prayer. 147 Cf. . 1413 By the consecration the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about. 157 1 Cor 10:16. This word transforms the things offered. . Let only that Eucharist be regarded as legitimate, which is celebrated under [the presidency of] the bishop or him to whom he has entrusted it.191 1362 The Eucharist is the memorial of Christ's Passover, the making present and the sacramental offering of his unique sacrifice, in the liturgy of the Church which is his Body. 1391 Holy Communion augments our union with Christ. Ex 13:3. This growth in Christian life needs the nourishment of Eucharistic Communion, the bread for our pilgrimage until the moment of death, when it will be given to us as viaticum. 196 St. Augustine, De civ Dei, 10,6:PL 41,283; cf. . . 1406 Jesus said: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; . They went . 155 Gen 14:18; cf. 234 1 Cor 10:16-17. 1339 Jesus chose the time of Passover to fulfill what he had announced at Capernaum: giving his disciples his Body and his Blood: 1329 The Lord's Supper, because of its connection with the supper which the Lord took with his disciples on the eve of his Passion and because it anticipates the wedding feast of the Lamb in the heavenly Jerusalem.143 and prepared the passover. The Greek words eucharistein141 and eulogein142 recall the Jewish blessings that proclaim - especially during a meal - God's works: creation, redemption, and sanctification. These elements constitute one single act of worship. 247 EP III 116: prayer for the dead. 1342 From the beginning the Church has been faithful to the Lord's command. CIC, can. Free PDFs: Hail Mary, Our Father, How to Pray the Rosary & more. Thus the Roman Church prays in its anaphora: I shall not tell your enemies the secret, nor kiss you with Judas' kiss. 1358 We must therefore consider the Eucharist as: - thanksgiving and praise to the Father; It is no less a feat to give things their original nature than to change their nature. 920. This twofold relationship, then, in which Christ stands to us men, as our mediator before God and the bringer of all graces from God, lives on in the mystery of the Eucharist. When the reader has finished, he who presides over those gathered admonishes and challenges them to imitate these beautiful things. 161 Jn 6:67. 1360 The Eucharist is a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Father, a blessing by which the Church expresses her gratitude to God for all his benefits, for all that he has accomplished through creation, redemption, and sanctification. . 241 Cf. 1336 The first announcement of the Eucharist divided the disciples, just as the announcement of the Passion scandalized them: "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it? On the feasts of the Lord, when the faithful receive the Body of the Son, they proclaim to one another the Good News that the first fruits of life have been given, as when the angel said to Mary Magdalene, "Christ is risen!" 1383 The altar, around which the Church is gathered in the celebration of the Eucharist, represents the two aspects of the same mystery: the altar of the sacrifice and the table of the Lord. The sacrament effects union with Christ; it is nourishment for the soul, gives increase in grace and remits venial sin and punishment. 1381 "That in this sacrament are the true Body of Christ and his true Blood is something that 'cannot be apprehended by the senses,' says St. Thomas, 'but only by faith, which relies on divine authority.' Celebrate the Sacrament of Penance today. Then we all rise together and offer prayers* for ourselves . 1363 In the sense of Sacred Scripture the memorial is not merely the recollection of past events but the proclamation of the mighty works wrought by God for men.184 In the liturgical celebration of these events, they become in a certain way present and real. Since receiving this sacrament strengthens the bonds of charity between the communicant and Christ, it also reinforces the unity of the Church as the Mystical Body of Christ. By Communion as a sacrament we understand that provided a person is in God’s friendship, and has the minimum good intentions, he recei… 1346 The liturgy of the Eucharist unfolds according to a fundamental structure which has been preserved throughout the centuries down to our own day. 1348 All gather together. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Those who are well off, and who are also willing, give as each chooses. THE SACRAMENTS OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION. O Son of God, bring me into communion today with your mystical supper. With him, she herself is offered whole and entire. A certain communion in sacris, and so in the Eucharist, "given suitable circumstances and the approval of Church authority, is not merely possible but is encouraged. Those who are well off, and who are also willing, give as each chooses. 222 Cf. 192 PO 2 § 4. 1392 What material food produces in our bodily life, Holy Communion wonderfully achieves in our spiritual life. 149 Cf. The whole community thus joins in the unending praise that the Church in heaven, the angels and all the saints, sing to the thrice-holy God. "201 In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist "the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained. 1331 Holy Communion, because by this sacrament we unite ourselves to Christ, who makes us sharers in his Body and Blood to form a single body.151 We also call it: the holy things (ta hagia; sancta)152 - the first meaning of the phrase "communion of saints" in the Apostles' Creed - the bread of angels, bread from heaven, medicine of immortality,153 viaticum. O Son of God, bring me into communion today with your mystical supper. 184 Cf. It is the same mystery and it never ceases to be an occasion of division. "218 Anyone conscious of a grave sin must receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before coming to communion. 212 St. Thomas Aquinas, STh III,75,1; cf. Knowing that the hour had come to leave this world and return to the Father, in the course of a meal he washed their feet and gave them the commandment of love.163 In order to leave them a pledge of this love, in order never to depart from his own and to make them sharers in his Passover, he instituted the Eucharist as the memorial of his death and Resurrection, and commanded his apostles to celebrate it until his return; "thereby he constituted them priests of the New Testament. Confirmation 4. 214 St. Ambrose, De Sacr. When, in the Ordinary's judgment, a grave necessity arises, Catholic ministers may give the sacraments of Eucharist, Penance, and Anointing of the Sick to other Christians not in full communion with the Catholic Church, who ask for them of their own will, provided they give evidence of holding the Catholic faith regarding these sacraments and possess the required dispositions. 220 Cf. 195 St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Catech. 1416 Communion with the Body and Blood of Christ increases the communicant's union with the Lord, forgives his venial sins, and preserves him from grave sins. Having received the gift of love, let us die to sin and live for God. It remains the center of the Church's life. . The lives of the faithful, their praise, sufferings, prayer, and work, are united with those of Christ and with his total offering, and so acquire a new value. 2 Cor 11:26. ; Lk 22:19 ff. It is called: Eucharist, because it is an action of thanksgiving to God. 1371 The Eucharistic sacrifice is also offered for the faithful departed who "have died in Christ but are not yet wholly purified,"193 so that they may be able to enter into the light and peace of Christ: Then, we pray [in the anaphora] for the holy fathers and bishops who have fallen asleep, and in general for all who have fallen asleep before us, in the belief that it is a great benefit to the souls on whose behalf the supplication is offered, while the holy and tremendous Victim is present. In the institution narrative, the power of the words and the action of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit, make sacramentally present under the species of bread and wine Christ's body and blood, his sacrifice offered on the cross once for all. 1410 It is Christ himself, the eternal high priest of the New Covenant who, acting through the ministry of the priests, offers the Eucharistic sacrifice. 1390 Since Christ is sacramentally present under each of the species, communion under the species of bread alone makes it possible to receive all the fruit of Eucharistic grace. Mt 25:31-46. "Will you also go away? he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and . 1385 To respond to this invitation we must prepare ourselves for so great and so holy a moment. However, his presence is veiled. 1389 The Church obliges the faithful to take part in the Divine Liturgy on Sundays and feast days and, prepared by the sacrament of Reconciliation, to receive the Eucharist at least once a year, if possible during the Easter season.224 But the Church strongly encourages the faithful to receive the holy Eucharist on Sundays and feast days, or more often still, even daily. 1341 The command of Jesus to repeat his actions and words "until he comes" does not only ask us to remember Jesus and what he did. . THE LITURGICAL CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST. The faithful born anew by Baptism are strengthened by Confirmation and are then nourished by the Eucharist." 844 § 4. 1357 We carry out this command of the Lord by celebrating the memorial of his sacrifice. Christians come together in one place for the Eucharistic assembly. It is the same mystery and it never ceases to be an occasion of division. "These Churches, although separated from us, yet possess true sacraments, above all - by apostolic succession - the priesthood and the Eucharist, whereby they are still joined to us in closest intimacy." What is gathered is given to him who presides to assist orphans and widows, those whom illness or any other cause has deprived of resources, prisoners, immigrants and, in a word, all who are in need. We humbly pray that in the strength of this love by which Christ willed to die for us, we, by receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit, may be able to consider the world as crucified for us, and to be ourselves as crucified to the world. 173 Cf. Because this bread and wine have been made Eucharist ("eucharisted," according to an ancient expression), "we call this food. 1365 Because it is the memorial of Christ's Passover, the Eucharist is also a sacrifice. Knowing that the hour had come to leave this world and return to the Father, in the course of a meal he washed their feet and gave them the commandment of love.163 In order to leave them a pledge of this love, in order never to depart from his own and to make them sharers in his Passover, he instituted the Eucharist as the memorial of his death and Resurrection, and commanded his apostles to celebrate it until his return; "thereby he constituted them priests of the New Testament. When he who presides has given thanks and the people have responded, those whom we call deacons give to those present the "eucharisted" bread, wine and water and take them to those who are absent.171 ), Adoro te devote; tr. 1331 Holy Communion, because by this sacrament we unite ourselves to Christ, who makes us sharers in his Body and Blood to form a single body.151 We also call it: the holy things (ta hagia; sancta)152 - the first meaning of the phrase "communion of saints" in the Apostles' Creed - the bread of angels, bread from heaven, medicine of immortality,153 viaticum. "190 . The Holy Mass is the renewing of the sacrifice which Christ offered for us, of the sacrifice of atonement for our sins; but the sacrifice is also at the same time the preparation of the Eucharistic meal, the sacrament of our union with Christ in grace. 1349 The Liturgy of the Word includes "the writings of the prophets," that is, the Old Testament, and "the memoirs of the apostles" (their letters and the Gospels). 1342 From the beginning the Church has been faithful to the Lord's command. Many people have a misconception that the Holy Eucharist is merely a symbol of Jesus’ body or the last supper. The doctrine of the Holy Eucharist consist of that of the Eucharist sacrifice, the sacrificial meal, and the sacrificial food, or to express it otherwise, it consists of the doctrine of the Mass, of Communion, and of the Real Presence. Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers. But "the sign of communion is more complete when given under both kinds, since in that form the sign of the Eucharistic meal appears more clearly. "202 "This presence is called 'real' - by which is not intended to exclude the other types of presence as if they could not be 'real' too, but because it is presence in the fullest sense: that is to say, it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes himself wholly and entirely present."203. 217 Jn 6:53. ev. When the prayers are concluded we exchange the kiss. 26,13:PL 35,1613; cf. 1355 In the communion, preceded by the Lord's prayer and the breaking of the bread, the faithful receive "the bread of heaven" and "the cup of salvation," the body and blood of Christ who offered himself "for the life of the world":181, V. THE SACRAMENTAL SACRIFICE THANKSGIVING, MEMORIAL, PRESENCE, 1356 If from the beginning Christians have celebrated the Eucharist and in a form whose substance has not changed despite the great diversity of times and liturgies, it is because we know ourselves to be bound by the command the Lord gave on the eve of his Passion: "Do this in remembrance of me."183. The Church sees in the gesture of the king-priest Melchizedek, who "brought out bread and wine," a prefiguring of her own offering.155 St. Justin wrote to the pagan emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161) around the year 155, explaining what Christians did: 1376 The Council of Trent summarizes the Catholic faith by declaring: "Because Christ our Redeemer said that it was truly his body that he was offering under the species of bread, it has always been the conviction of the Church of God, and this holy Council now declares again, that by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. Before the greatness of this mystery St. Augustine exclaims, "O sacrament of devotion! .and for all others, wherever they may be, so that we may be found righteous by our life and actions, and faithful to the commandments, so as to obtain eternal salvation. . Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited. . President Biden: 'Build Back Better' for everyone, everywhere! 1369 The whole Church is united with the offering and intercession of Christ. 1377 The Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at the moment of the consecration and endures as long as the Eucharistic species subsist. Each name evokes certain aspects of it. CIC, can. Communion with the flesh of the risen Christ, a flesh "given life and giving life through the Holy Spirit,"229 preserves, increases, and renews the life of grace received at Baptism. "Do this in memory of me" 160 Jn 6:60. The lives of the faithful, their praise, sufferings, prayer, and work, are united with those of Christ and with his total offering, and so acquire a new value. In the Eucharist, the sacrifice of Christ becomes the sacrifice of the members of his Body who united to Christ form one sacrificial offering (cf. 191 St. Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Smyrn. That is, the sacraments are objectively powerful, regardless of the knowledge or belief of the one receiving them (see CCC 1128). When did Christ institute the Holy Eucharist? . Deut 8:3. Could not Christ's word, which can make from nothing what did not exist, change existing things into what they were not before? Thus in the Offertory we give thanks to the Creator for bread and wine,154 fruit of the "work of human hands," but above all as "fruit of the earth" and "of the vine" - gifts of the Creator. 181 Jn 6:51. "He took the cup filled with wine. - the sacrificial memorial of Christ and his Body; THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH, CHAPTER ONE in 1 Cor. 1347 Is this not the same movement as the Paschal meal of the risen Jesus with his disciples? Paul VI, MF 18; St. Cyril of Alexandria, In Luc. 1373 "Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us," is present in many ways to his Church:197 in his word, in his Church's prayer, "where two or three are gathered in my name,"199 in the poor, the sick, and the imprisoned,199 in the sacraments of which he is the author, in the sacrifice of the Mass, and in the person of the minister. So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the passover meal for us, that we may eat it. 20,2:SCh 10,76. Pontificia Commissio Codici luris Canonici Authentice Intrepretando, Responsa ad proposita dubia, 1:AAS 76 (1984) 746]. Don't trouble yourselves about it! 219 Roman Missal, response to the invitation to communion; cf. The Church, which is the Body and Bride of Christ, participates in the sacrificial offering of her Head and Spouse. When the Church celebrates the Eucharist, she commemorates Christ's Passover, and it is made present the sacrifice Christ offered once for all on the cross remains ever present.185 "As often as the sacrifice of the Cross by which 'Christ our Pasch has been sacrificed' is celebrated on the altar, the work of our redemption is carried out. For this reason, in a commentary on Luke 22:19 ('This is my body which is given for you. . Jn 13:1-17; 34-35. In the intercessions, the Church indicates that the Eucharist is celebrated in communion with the whole Church in heaven and on earth, the living and the dead, and in communion with the pastors of the Church, the Pope, the diocesan bishop, his presbyterium and his deacons, and all the bishops of the whole world together with their Churches. 1346 The liturgy of the Eucharist unfolds according to a fundamental structure which has been preserved throughout the centuries down to our own day. 223 SC 55. And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you. Holy Communion 5. 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