Eucharist: Why We Do What We Do – Catholic Inspiration

Three Great Things

Would you like to learn a little more about the Eucharist?   Why we do what we do as Catholics?  How to get more out of Mass?  How to let the power of Eucharist shine through your life?  This Parish Mission was given at St. Dominic Church in Frederic, WI on March 8, 2014.

Eucharist Podcast #1 – “Why We Do What We Do”  (45 minutes)

Eucharist Podcast #2 – “Getting the Most out of Mass”  (49 minutes)

Eucharist Podcast #3 – “Eucharist as a Way of Life” (28 minutes)

The first talk draws on the Gospel story of Emmaus (Luke 24:1-35) and the writing of St. Justin Martyr.  It then outlines the teaching and command of Jesus to receive the Body of Christ so that we become the Body of Christ.

The second talk offers a series of practical points on how to prepare and participate in the Mass so that its power can direct our lives.

The third talk discusses how Eucharist and Adoration can nourish our spiritual lives and then goes on to connect with a reflection from Pope Francis (given on February 21, 2014) that shows three distinct ways that the Eucharist inspires a Catholic Way of Life.

Each talk stands alone.  While they are all interconnected you may listen to them as a group or individually.  Either way, may the Eucharist – the source and summit of our prayer life – renew our hearts with the grace of Jesus Christ!


About Fr. Andrew Ricci

A Catholic priest since 1997, Fr. Andrew Ricci is currently the rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI. His website "Three Great Things" can be found at and his podcasts can be found under "Catholic Inspiration" in the iTunes store. View all posts by Fr. Andrew Ricci

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