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The Eucharist

 and Holy Mass
Apostolic Letter
„Desiderio desideravi“ on the Liturgy
The Holy Mass Audience Youcat    
 Introduction 11/08/2017  179-184    
 The Holy Mass is a prayer 11/15/2017 208    
The memorial of Christ’s Passover 11/22/2017 212    
The importance of Sunday Mass 12/13/2017 219;
The celebration of Mass: 1- the introductory rites 12/20/2017 213-215
2- The Penitential Act 01/03/2018 214;
3- The "Gloria" and the "collect" 01/10/2018 214
4- The Liturgy of the Word: I. “God speaks to us” 01/31/2018 14-17
5- The Liturgy of the Word: II. The Gospel and the homily 02/07/2018 18-19
6- The Liturgy of the Word: III. The Profession of Faith (the Creed) and the Universal Prayer 02/14/2018 28-29
7- The Liturgy of the Eucharist: I. The Preparation of the Gifts of bread and wine 02/28/2018 215-220
8- The Liturgy of the Eucharist: II. The Eucharistic Prayer 03/07/2018 215-216
9- The Liturgy of the Eucharist: III. “Our Father”, “Agnus Dei”, the breaking of the bread 03/14/2018 511-527
10- The Liturgy of the Eucharist: IV. The communion: “Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world.” 03/21/2018 217-223
11- The concluding rites: to bring that blessing to the world around us, “glorifying God by our lives” 04/04/2018  
The Eucharist    
Blessing is not about saying nice words or trite phrases; it is about speaking goodness, speaking with love. The Eucharist is itself a school of blessing. #CorpusDomini  (@Pontifex: 06/23/2019)
The Eucharist prepares us for a place in eternity, because it is the Bread of Heaven. #CorpusDomini  (@Pontifex: 06/23/2019)
Jesus became bread broken for us, and He asks us to give ourselves to others, no longer to live for ourselves, but for one another. #CorpusDomini  (@Pontifex: 06/20/2019)
In the Eucharist you really meet Jesus, share His life, feel His love; there you experience that His death and resurrection are for you. #HolyThursday  (@Pontifex: 04/18/2019)
Don’t let the sufferings you see frighten you. Place them before the Crucifix and the Eucharist from which we draw patient and compassionate love.  (@Pontifex: 01/15/2019)
Sunday is a holy day for us, sanctified by the celebration of the Eucharist, which is the living presence of the Lord among us and for us. #sundaymass  (@Pontifex: 11/11/2018)
Sunday Mass is at the heart of the Church’s life. There we encounter the Risen Lord, we listen to His Word, we are nourished at His table, and thus we become Church. #sundaymass  (@Pontifex: 11/04/2018)
Sunday is the day to say to God: thank you Lord, for life, for your mercy, and for all your gifts!  (@Pontifex: 09/30/2018)
The Eucharist, Jesus the Bread of Life, is the beating heart of the Church and renews in us the impulse to love.  (@Pontifex: 08/19/2018)
Thanks to the gift of the Eucharist, our lives too become “bread broken” for our brothers and sisters.  (@Pontifex: 08/12/2018)
The Eucharist is our “reservation” for Heaven: Jesus leads us on our journey towards eternal life.  (@Pontifex: 08/05/2018)
The living presence of Christ within us is the light that guides our choices, the flame that warms our hearts as we go to meet the Lord.  (@Pontifex: 06/04/2018)
On this Feast of Corpus Christi, we need to remember that Jesus, the Bread of Life, is our strength and support on life's journey.  (@Pontifex: 06/03/2018)
The Eucharist contains all the flavour of Jesus’ words and deeds, the taste of His Death and Resurrection, the fragrance of His Spirit.  (@Pontifex: 05/31/2018)
Through the Eucharist we enter Christ’s paschal mystery, allowing us to pass from death to life with Him.  (@Pontifex: 03/29/2018)
Jesus was broken; he is broken for us. This is the Eucharist. And he asks us to give ourselves, to break ourselves, as it were, for others.  (@Pontifex: 06/18/2017)
By receiving the Eucharist we are nourished of the Body and Blood of Jesus, and by entering us, Jesus joins us to his Body!  (@Pontifex: 05/29/2016)
« Do this in remembrance of me » (1 Cor 11:24-25) ("Corpus Domini" Homily: 05/26/2016)  More >>
Jesus gives himself to us in the Eucharist, offering himself as spiritual food that sustains our life.  (@Pontifex: 05/26/2016)
The Eucharist is the “bread broken for the life of the world”. (Homily in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia: 07/09/2015)  More >>
In the Sacrament of the Eucharist we find God who gives himself. (@Pontifex: 06/09/2015)
The Eucharist makes present the alliance that sanctifies us, purifies us and unites us in communion with God. ("Corpus Domini" Homily: 06/04/2015)  More >>
It is good for us to spend time before the Tabernacle, to feel the gaze of Jesus upon us. (@Pontifex: 05/05/2015)
If Jesus is to become the centre of our life, we need to spend time in his presence, before the Tabernacle. (@Pontifex: 12/20/2014)
When we do not adore God, we adore something else. Money and power are false idols which often take the place of God. (@Pontifex: 08/02/2014)
The Eucharist: true Food in everyday life. ("Corpus Domini" Homily: 06/19/2014)  More >>
The Eucharist is essential for us: it is Christ who wishes to enter our lives and fill us with his grace. (@Pontifex: 02/28/2014)
The Eucharist:  How do we live the Holy Mass?  (Catechesis:  02/12/2014 // Youcat n. 213-223 More >>
The Sacraments, especially Confession and the Eucharist, are privileged places of encountering Christ. (@Pontifex: 02/08/2014)
The Eucharist:  the supreme thanksgiving to the Father.  (Catechesis:  02/05/2014 // Youcat n. 208-212 More >>
It is easy to ask God for things; we all do it. When will we also learn to give him thanks and to adore him? (@Pontifex: 01/25/2014)
In the face of the Child Jesus we contemplate the face of God. Come, let us adore him! (@Pontifex: 12/30/2013)
If we are to know the Lord, we must go to him. Listen to him in silence before the tabernacle and approach him in the Sacraments. (@Pontifex: 10/21/2013)
Apostolic letter MANE NOBISCUM DOMINE St pope John Paul II (10/07/2004)  More>>
Encyclical letter ECCLESIA DE EUCHARISTIA of St pope John Paul II ( 04/17/2003)  More >>

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