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1st talk of Rev Fr Poli Ty, SSS at the Northern Mindanao Life In The Eucharist Congress.

1st talk of Rev Fr Poli Ty, SSS at the Northern Mindanao Life In The Eucharist Congress.

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Centrality of the eucharist in the year of faith Centrality of the eucharist in the year of faith Presentation Transcript

  • Northern Mindanao Life In The Eucharist Congress
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Faith Rev. Fr. Apolinario ‘Poli’ Ty, SSS
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait “sine dominico non possumus” (without the Eucharist we cannot be) the Sunday Eucharist which makes the Christian and the Christian that makes the Sunday Eucharist, so that one cannot subsist without the other, and vice versa?" 303 AD, Martyrs of Abitene North Africa
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait It is one thing to know what we believe but it takes faith to live what what we believe. Vision = way we see world and ourselves Faith Experience = willingness to invest/experience life
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait Who would put his life in the hands of the Lord so that it may became bread… broken and shared for the life of the world?
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait The Year of Faith begins on October 11, 2012 and ends on the feast of Christ the King on November 24th 2013.” 50th year of Vatican II (Oct. 11, 1962) 20th year of CCC (1992)
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait In order “to rediscover the journey of faith so as to shed ever clearer light on the joy and renewed enthusiasm of the encounter with Christ”  At the heart of our Christian Faith is the proclamation of the Person of Jesus Christ
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait … a profound crisis of faith that has affected so many people’ (Porta Fidei n.2). a loss of a religious sense Brought about by secularism Individualism Culture of death and Death of God Theology
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait Faith is primarily a Gift from God who desires to enter into a loving relationship with us. God opens the door of faith for us!
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait Dynamics of Faith  Faith entails truth that needs our understanding  Faith is a reality to be lived  Faith is a mystery to be celebrated
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait Mystery of faith The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the Blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch. (CCC 1324) In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: "Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking (CCC 1327).
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait The Eucharist is a sacrament of faith. It is celebrated within the context of faith. It invites a response in faith. It is through the faith of the church that the meaning of the Eucharist is given its true content.
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait The Kerygma, the central message of the church’s proclamation of faith, is announced in a unique way in the Eucharist. In the Eucharist, we proclaim likewise his saving death and resurrection as the source and meaning and hope for our own lives. We likewise proclaim the kingdom of God in the face of all that might seem to destroy God’s creation
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait The Eucharist is the center of the Catholic Faith because Jesus Christ is the center of Catholic life and worship… the Eucharist is nothing less than Jesus Christ himself Jesus Christ is here on earth again in the Eucharist
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait Offer of salvation by way of a new experience of the Presence of God  Jesus means "the Lord is salvation,"  "I will be with you until the consummation of the age" (Matt. 28:20).  he intended to give his own presence to his people as an eternal gift.
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait What form would that presence take?  He gathered them for a meal and fed them. - This is my Body…This is My Blood - Do this in memory of me (Anamnesis)
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait The Eucharist an Absolute Necessity We need the Eucharist for survival  We need the Eucharist for meaning
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait Centrality of the Eucharist Christ centered people must be a Eucharist centered people
  • Centrality of the Eucharist in the Year of Fait Thank you! Rev. Fr. Poli L. Ty, SSS 2013