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Eucharist The Catholic Faith in plain English December 22, 2013 Rev. Scott J. Garrett
Eucharist Defined: Canon 897 The most august sacrament is the Most Holy Eucharist in which Christ the Lord himself is contained, offered, and received and by which the Church continually lives and grows. The Eucharistic sacrifice, the memorial of the death and resurrection of the Lord, in which the sacrifice of the cross is perpetuated through the ages, is the summit and source of all worship and Christian life. The Eucharistic sacrifice signifies and effects the unity of the people of God and brings about the building up of the body of Christ. Indeed the other sacraments and all the ecclesiastical works of the apostolate are closely connected with the Most Holy Eucharist and ordered to it/
Vesting Prayers Alb: Alb gets its name form the Greek word alba, which means white and refers to the white garments of the newly baptized. Prayer: Purify me, O Lord, and cleanse my heart that, being washed in the Blood of the Lamb, I may enjoy everlasting happiness Cincture: Symbol of chastity. Prayer: Gird me, O Lord, with the cincture of purity and extinguish in my body the passion of lust, so that the virtues of chastity and continence ever remain within me. Stole: Symbol of the office of priesthood and symbolizes a yoke. Prayer: Restore to me, O Lord, the stole of immortality, which I lost in the fall of my first parent; and as I approach Your sacred mysteries, although unworthy, may I merit eternal joys. Chasuble: The Chasuble is only worn during Mass, i.e. not for baptism. A priest should never eat or drink with a Chasuble on outside of Mass. Colors of the vestments worn by the clergy vary according to the season or day it is in the Church’s calendar. Prayer: O Lord, You once said, “My yoke is easy and My burden, light.” Make me strong enough, I pray, to bear it in such a manner that I may obtain Your grace.
Our Mass has Four Parts 1. Introductory Rites 2. Liturgy of the Word 3. Liturgy of the Eucharist 4. Concluding Rites
FIRST PART Introductory Rites General Overview Entrance Processions Entrance Song Veneration of the Altar Sign of the Cross Greeting and Introduction Act of Penitence Lord Have Mercy Glory to God The Collect
SECOND PART Liturgy of the Word First Reading Responsorial Psalm Second Reading Alleluia Gospel Acclamation IncensationGospelHomily Profession of Faith Prayer of the Faithful
THIRD PART Liturgy of the Eucharist PREPARATION OF GIFTS 1. Preparation of Altar 2. Presentation of Gifts 3. Preparation Hymn 4. Incense: Gifts, Altar, Cross 5. Prayers over the gifts 6. Mixing water and wine 7. Priest Private Prayer 8. Incensation of People 9. Washing of Hands 10. Prayer and Invitation
THIRD PART Liturgy of the Eucharist EUCHARISTIC PRAYER 1. Preface 2. Holy, Holy, Holy 3. Epiclesis 4. Narrative of Institution 5. Memorial Acclamation 6. Anamnesis 7. Offering 8. Intercessions 9. Final Doxology
THIRD PART Liturgy of the Eucharist COMMUNION RITE 1. Lord’s Prayer 2. Rite of Peace 3. Breaking of Bread 4. Commingling 5. Lamb of God 6. Private Prep: Priest/People 7. Invitation to Communion 8. Communion Hymn 9. Purification of Vessels 10. Silent Prayer 11. Prayer After Communion
FOURTH PART Concluding Rites Announcements Greeting and Blessing Dismissal Veneration of the Altar Recessional/Song
FINAL TEST QUESTION What is the most important part of the Mass?