Holy Communion – What does it signify?

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This weekend we celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi (The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ). The Holy Eucharist is the central focus of the Mass because Jesus gives us himself for our nourishment to help us in this life. But it is truly much more than that. Continue reading

Eucharist – Transubstantiation vs. Consubstantiation

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As a Catholic, we believe that the Blessed Eucharist is the Sacrament. All other sacraments are enriched by it. It is the supernatural food given to us from heaven. Continue reading

Jesus Christ – The New Passover Sacrifice

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The Jewish Passover has been celebrated since the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. It commemorates the story from the book of Exodus and their birth as a nation under the leadership of Moses. The Passover sacrifice, is the sacrifice that the Torah mandates to be brought on the eve of Passover. Continue reading

Do Catholics re-sacrifice Jesus at every Mass?

th[7] What happens in the Mass? Do we as Catholics believe that Jesus is actually sacrificed anew on the cross at every Holy Mass? Many Christians who are not Catholic seem to think so. But why? I think one reason is because of a misconcetion of what they have heard from other brothers and sisters in Christ who are not Catholic. Also, many probably have never given it much thought. And so, it is understandable that from the outside looking in, someone might think that a new sacrafice is being offered at each Mass. Continue reading

The Eucharist: Real or Symbolic?

th[10] If you and I went home today and turned on the evening news, and heard that Jesus Christ was going to appear at your town’s City Hall tomorrow morning at 10:00am., how many people do you think would show up to see him? Well, I think just about every Christian in the city would be there. They would show up to see him, touch him, and listen to him. And yet, we as Catholics, profess to believe that Jesus is truly present in the tabernacle of every Catholic Church in the world. But, do we truly understand that our Lord is really present in the Holy Eucharist? Continue reading