The Eucharist: The Summit of Christian Worship• Worship God- to adore, glorify, praise, and thank Him.• The Church as a community gives the highest worship to God through the Eucharist.
• Eucharistein- recall the Jewish blessings that proclaim God’s work: creation, redemption, and sanctification.• As the summit and center of Christian life, all the other sacraments flow from and lead to the Eucharist.
• Christ- the Supreme Worshipper of the Father in the Eucharist.• Only in Christ can we offer fitting worship to the Father. He enables us to give the highest worship to the Father through the Eucharist.
The Fruits of ReceivingHoly Communion EFFECTS OF RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION • To unite us with Christ • We are preserved from mortal sin. • Our daily faults are erased. • We are united with one another. • The Church is strengthened.
The Order of Mass A.INTRODUCTORY RITE -Entrance Song -Sign of the Cross -Greeting of the priest -Penitential Rite -Kyrie -Gloria -Opening Prayer
B. LITURGY OF THE WORD- Scripture Reading• First Reading• Responsorial Psalm• Second Reading• Alleluia- Gospel- Homily- Apostle’s Creed- Prayer of the Faithful
C. LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST- Offertory Song- Prayer Over the Gifts- Eucharistic Prayer• Preface• Sanctus/ Holy• Invocation to the Holy Spirit- Last Supper’s Narrative of the Institution- Memorial Acclamation- The Great Doxology
D. COMMUNION RITE- Lord’s Prayer- Prayer of Peace- Breaking of the Bread- Lamb of God- Reception of Communion- Prayer After Communion
E. CONCLUDING RITE- Final Blessing- Dismissal- Final Song