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Session Four: At Home This Week

Session Review

 

Our session this week was centered on the Eucharistic Prayer and the consecration of the bread and wine.

At Mass, we say "Thank You" to God!

Eucharist means "Thanksgiving", and our participation in the Eucharist is our way way giving thanks to God!  We thank Him for his sacrifice, for the blessings in our lives, and for his unconditional acceptance of us, no matter what we have done or will do in the future.

We honor Jesus by remembering him!

When we remember something we keep it alive and fresh in our minds.  Having memories is part of what makes us who we are!  It is also what keeps the people and events that have passed with us.  Jesus said, "Do this in memory of me."  Eucharist is how we remember Jesus!

Jesus becomes present in the bread and the wine!

"In the sacrament of the Eucharist we find God who gives of himself."
- Pope Francis

Parents - Please keep in mind that the best way for your child to come to understand and appreciate the Mass is to attend Mass as often as possible!  

The most important thing that they can take away from this week's lesson is the understanding of the true gift of the Eucharist.  As Catholics, we have a weekly (if not daily) connection to Christ through the Eucharist.  

Parent Formation - How Eucharist has Evolved.

So, how did we get from Jesus and the twelve gathered at a table for the last Supper to celebrating the Liturgy of the Eucharist at Mass?  

"When we look through history, we see that the celebration of the Eucharist in the Catholic Church contains not only many varied expressions, but a faith and theology that seems to have evolved—and continues to evolve—over two millennia." - Fr. Casey Cole

At Home This Week:

  • "A Special Meal Prayer" from page 15 of the session guide.

  • "Planning the Party" from page 16 of the session guide.

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