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John Ch 6 – More On The Holy Eucharist

John Ch 6 - Holy Eucharist - Real Presence of Christ

In spite of the rich teachings of the Holy Catholic Church, many do not know or believe the teachings. The Holy Eucharist is the foundation of the Catholic faith, yet many Catholic faithful do not fully believe in the “Real ...

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John Ch 6 Spells Out The Holy Eucharist

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The is the source and summit of the Catholic Faith.  The Catechism Of The Catholic Church tells us in verse 1324: The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries ...

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Eucharist – An Introduction

(Greek eucharistia, thanksgiving). The name given to the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar in its twofold facet of sacrament and Sacrifice of Mass, and where Jesus Christ is truly present under the bread and wine. Various other titles are made ...

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Thank God For The Catholic Church!

God never tires in forgiveness

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

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There I stood, outside the confessional, glad I had made it in time and reflecting on the wrong I had done.   For a moment I said to myself, “Lord, I hope you do not get tired of me making the same silly mistakes, over and over again.”  Then out came a very familiar face from the confessional.  She looked about a bit then she said to me, “Chris, thank God for the Catholic Church!”  As she said that, a joy and a peace came over me and immediately drove away the guilt that I was feeling.  She went on to explain, “I cannot understand why people will not want to go to Confession. “  I think I received absolution there and then.

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Holy Communion

Spiritual and Actual Communion

Holy Communion can be spiritual or actual. It is spiritual when we have not actually received the sacrament. But when we receive it actually in the Mass then we have really made communion with the Lord through the sacrament. Spiritual communion can be made within or outside the Mass. There are occasions within the Mass when we cannot approach the sacrament. The reason has to do with our personal relationship with God. It could be that we have not made confession and have not really prepared ourselves to receive the Lord through His Sacred sacrament. Or the reason could be practical. There could be so many people receiving communion in the parish that the hosts are not enough to accommodate everyone. In this way, we just make an act of spiritual communion and pray a special prayer stating our intention to receive spiritual communion with the Lord. Outside the Mass, we may make spiritual communion also with the Lord. There are many prayers that help us in this regard.

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