The Sacrament of Sacraments

Students are half-way through the first chapter on the Eucharist (study guide can be downloaded here in MW Word format). We have explored several different names for the celebration of the Mass:
  • Eucharist
  • The Lord’s Supper
  • The Breaking of Bread
  • The Holy Sacrifice
  • The Sacred Mysteries
  • Holy Communion
  • Holy Mass

We have talked about the literal meaning of Eucharist (giving thanks), and how it is the most important sacrament we celebrate.

We have also explored time from our point of view (chronos time – the kind of time that has a past, a present and a future) and from God’s point of view (kairos time – the kind of time where there is no past or future: everything is now as viewed from God’s vantage point).

Finally, we have begun to explore the Mass as both a communal meal and a sacrifice celebrated through anamnesis (the liturgical act of remembering – the way we enter into kairos time and are present with Jesus at the Last Supper, at his passion and death on the cross, and with the resurrected Jesus as he breaks bread with his apostles).

Students have also been hard at work on their gala project – most students have finished thier crosses and we have begun work on the three canvas backdrops. The project looks like it will turn out beautifully.

As always, please feel free to contact me through email or phone if you have any questions of comments.

Blessings & Peace,