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Catechism of the Catholic Church #1322-1323

 

The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.

 

"At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'"

 

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►CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

 

HOLY COMMUNION/EUCHARIST REFERENCES

 

Eucharist, 1322-1419

as an act of thanksgiving, 1359

as a memorial, 1357, 1362

as presence, 1373-75

as sacrifice, 1362-72

as source and summit of Church life, 1324

See also Consecration; Sacrament(s); Transubstantiation

effects of the Eucharist

        cleanses and separates us from sin, 1393-95, 1436, 1846

        commits us to the poor, 1397

        communicates the mystery of the communion of the Holy Trinity, 950, 2845

        establishes the community of believers, 805, 1396, 2637

        as a foretaste of the future life, 1000, 1326, 1402-05, 1419

        as growth in Christian life, 1392, 1397, 1644

        as an increase of the grace received in Baptism, 1392

        as the source of conversion and penance, 1436

        as spiritual food, 1212, 1275, 1436, 2837

        transforms man through Christ, 1074

        unites with Christ, 790, 1003, 1391

        unites Christians, 1398

        unites with the heavenly liturgy, 1370

        we participate in Christ's sacrifice, 1322

Eucharistic celebration

        commanded by Jesus, 1341-44, 1356

        elements in the Mass

                anaphora, 1352-54

                collection, 1351

                communion, 1355, 1382, 1570

                epiclesis, 1105, 1353

                fundamental structures, 1346

                gathering of the Christian faithful, 1348

                Liturgy of the Word, 1349

                presentation of the gifts, 1350

        Eucharistic communion

                access to Eucharist prohibited, 1650

                first Holy Communion, 1244

                frequency of, 1388-89

                minister of, 1411

                necessary preparation for receiving, 1385-87

                requirements for receiving, 1355, 1415

                sacrilege against, 2120

                under two species, 1390

        Eucharistic signs

                altar, 1383

                bread and wine, 1333-35

        Liturgy of the Word because of the impossibility of celebrating the Eucharist, 2183

        necessity of the Eucharist and receiving Communion, 1384

        participation in, 2042, 2181-82

        place for celebration of, 1180-81

        places reserved for, 1181, 1379

        Sunday, 2177, 2181

        and the unity of Christians, 838, 1398-1401

history of the Eucharist

        ancient celebration of the Lord's Day, 1342-43, 2178

        Mass of all ages, 1345

        origins of the Eucharistic celebration, 2176

        prefigurings of the Eucharist, 1094, 1335

        structure of the Eucharistic celebration preserved throughout the centuries, 1346

identity of the Eucharist

        act of thanksgiving and praise to the Father, 1358-61

        communion of the Lord's body and blood, 1097, 1382

        memorial of Christ's sacrifice, 611, 1337, 1357-58, 1362-72, 1382

        memorial of the New Covenant, 1621

        mystery of Christ's action, 2718

        presence of Christ, 1357-58

        presence of the coming Kingdom, 1405, 2861

        sacrament of

                Christian initiation, 1212, 1533

                communion, 1382, 1395

                Redemption, 1846

                sacraments, 1169, 1211

        source of charity, 864, 1395

        source and summit of Christian life, 1324-27

institution of the Eucharist

        "Do this in memory of me," 1341-44

        Jesus and, 1337-40

        purposes of, 610, 1341

minister of the celebration of the Eucharist. See Bishop; Priest/priesthood

names of the Eucharist

        the Breaking of Bread, 1329

        Daily bread, 2837

        the Eucharist, 1328

        the Eucharistic assembly, 1329

        Holy Communion, 1331

        the holy and Divine Liturgy, 1330

        Holy Mass, 1332

        the Holy Sacrifice, 1330

        the Lord's Supper, 1329

        Memorial of the Lord's Passion

        and Resurrection, 1330

        the Most Blessed sacrament, 1330

        the sacrament of sacraments, 1169, 1211

        the sacrifice of the Mass, 1330

        the sacrifice of praise, 2643

presence of Christ in the Eucharist

        enduring Eucharistic presence of Christ, 1377

        in the Eucharistic assembly, 1348

        in the Eucharistic species, 1373

        faith in Christ, 1381

        in the Liturgy of the Word, 1088, 1349

        in the priest, 1348

        significance of, 1380

        transubstantiation of Christ declared by the Tridentine Council, 1376

        true and mysterious, 1357, 1373-77

        true, real, and substantial, 1374

        veiled presence of Christ in the Eucharist, 1404

        worship of latria and the adoration of, 1378-79

 

Communion

among men, 357, 775, 1445, 1702, 2419

between the divine persons, 267, 738, 1693

between man and woman, 371-72, 383, 2331-32

of the bishop with the Christian faithful, 84, 1301

catechesis and communion with Christ, 426

of charisms, 951

of charity, 953

the Church and (see Church)

of the Church of heaven and earth, 954-59

with the dead, 958, 1684, 1689, 1690

ecclesial communion

    and the family, 2204-05

    and schism, 2089

    and sin, 1440, 1446, 1448, 1455

Eucharistic (see Eucharist)

in faith, 154, 185, 188, 949, 1102, 1209

friendship as spiritual, 2347

of the Holy Spirit, 734, 1097, 1108-09

liturgy and, 1071, 1136

of man

    with Christ, 533, 725, 787, 790, 1331

    with the divine persons, 259, 732, 737, 850, 1107

    with God, 27, 45, 54, 154, 613, 780, 1489, 1804

    with the mysteries of Jesus, 519-21

prayer as, 2565, 2655, 2682, 2689, 2713, 2799, 2801

of the sacraments, 950

sacraments at the service of, 790, 1126, 1533-35

of spiritual goods, 949, 952

of the Supreme Pontiff with the bishops, 85, 100, 816, 892, 895

 

 

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