The last sacrament of initiation is the Eucharist. As any life physical or spiritual needs to be nourished in order to grow and thrive, so God nourishes his Body on earth with the Body and Blood of Jesus himself.
Eucharist means "thanksgiving" and recalls the last supper during which Jesus gave thanks to the Father. In this liturgy the Christian community assembles to offer praise and worship to God the Father by offering back to him the greatest gift we possess, the Body and Blood of Jesus and in doing we offer ourselves as well.
The Church is called together in unity and worship, nourished and then sent out to bring the message of good news to family, friends and the world.
The signs and symbols used are quite ordinary, bread, wine and the words of consecration.
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View the trailer for "Eucharist - One 'Ohana", a video for catechesis on the Eucharist. Click here for the full video.
Teaching Mass with Bishop Larry Silva
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