Tag Archives: Holy Communion

Daily Mass: Christ’s Body and Blood at the Lord’s Supper. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul admonishes the divisions within the Church at Corinth, citing the abuses that take place at the Lord’s Supper and how one should receive the Body and Blood of the Lord.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 24th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Stay close to Christ and avoid idolatry. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul warns the people of Corinth to avoid idolatry, noting the profound difference between receiving the Body and Blood of Christ as opposed to the sacrifices offered to demons.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 23rd Week of the Year

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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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On this feast of Corpus Christi, we gratefully acknowledge the sacrament that Jesus defines and commands us to receive. May this precious gift of the Real Presence strengthen us for our work on earth and guide us safely to Heaven.

Mass Readings – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

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Study, Pray, Serve: The Body and Blood of Christ

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Here are some of the central themes that we find in the readings for the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

1st Reading – Genesis 14:18-20

  • Melchizedek the king of Salem offers a blessing to Abram along with a gift of bread and wine.
  • Abram gives a tenth of his possessions to the king.

Psalm – 110:1-4

  • “You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.”
  • The Lord reveals his power and appoints his priest.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 11:23-26

  • Paul recounts the Last Supper to the people at Corinth as it was told to him.
  • Whenever we eat this bread and drink this cup we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Gospel – Luke 9:11b-17

  • After teaching and healing the crowd, Jesus feeds the 5000.
  • The words – Take, Bless, Break, Give – are identical to the format of the Last Supper.

Mass Readings – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

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Holy Thursday

Our need for connection – with God and one another – is revealed on Holy Thursday as we celebrate the gifts of holy communion and service.

Mass Readings – Holy Thursday

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Getting the most out of Mass. Catholic Inspiration

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This presentation offers a number of practical tips for people of all ages to experience more fully the power and grace of the Eucharist.

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The structure and flow of the Mass. Catholic Inspiration

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In this second of six presentations we hear about some of the key elements that have been a part of the Mass from the very beginning of the Church, in particular the reading of Sacred Scripture and the elements of bread and wine that become the Body and Blood of Christ.

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19th Sunday of the Year: You are what you eat. Catholic Inspiration

As we continue to hear the “Bread of Life” discourse from the sixth chapter of the Gospel of John, we reflect on how our spiritual health is renewed by the frequent and worthy reception of Holy Communion. We are what we eat!

Mass Readings – 19th Sunday of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 19th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes present in the readings for the 19th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – 1 Kings 19:4-8

  • Elijah is hungry in the wilderness and is fed by the angel of God.
  • Elijah’s food is meant to strengthen him for his journey.

Psalm – 34:2-9

  • “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.”
  • We give praise and glory to God who saves us from distress.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 4:30-5:2

  • We are imitators of God as beloved children and live in love.
  • We cast out vices and we forgive one another as God has forgiven us.

Gospel – John 6:41-51

  • Continuing with the “Bread of Life” discourse from last week, Jesus addresses those who are murmuring.
  • Christ reaffirms that he is the living bread; whoever eats this bread will live forever.

Mass Readings – 19th Sunday of the Year

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18th Sunday of the Year: Holy Communion is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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In the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel Jesus says that he is the Bread of Life, and as we hear these words in the context of the New Testament and the early Church we come to the awareness that this bread – our reception of Holy Communion at Mass – is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ!

Mass Readings – 18th Sunday of the Year

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