The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist Category

Who offered THE FIRST MASS?

Our Divine Saviour offered the first Mass, at the Last Supper, the night before He died. 1. At the Last Supper, Jesus Christ offered Himself up as a sacrifice to the Eternal Father, under the appearances of bread and wine. “And while they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessing […] Read more »

What is THE MASS?

The Mass is the sacrifice of the New Law in which Christ, through the ministry of the priest, offers Himself to God in an unbloody manner under the appearances of bread and wine. In the early days of the Church, Mass was called the Breaking of Bread, the Lord’s Supper, […] Read more »

In what forms is Sacrifice offered?

Sacrifice is offered in either the bloody or the unbloody form. 1. A sacrifice of living animals, such as an ox, a lamb, or a dove, is a bloody sacrifice. A sacrifice of some food, such as fruit, wine, or wheat, is an unbloody sacrifice. Among the Jews, the animals […] Read more »

What are the purposes of Sacrifice?

The purposes of sacrifice are: to give honor or adoration to God, to offer Him thanks, to beg a favor, or to make propitiation. In other words, the purposes of sacrifice are: adoration, thanksgiving, petition, and atonement. It is natural for man to give outward expression to the feelings that […] Read more »


A sacrifice is a special kind of gift-offering, addressed to God, our Creator and Last End. 1. In ordinary life we offer gifts to those we love or respect, as a sign of our affection or admiration or reverence, and as a means of establishing or strengthening friendly relations with […] Read more »

Since Christ’s Real Presence is in the Eucharist, WHAT HONOR ARE WE BOUND TO RENDER IT?

We are bound to render the Holy Eucharist the same adoration and honor due God Himself. 1. It is a most wonderful privilege to have Christ actually present every moment of the day and night. When the Blessed Sacrament is in the tabernacle, it is covered with a curtain or veil, […] Read more »

WHY does Christ give us His own body and blood in the Holy Eucharist?

1. To be offered as a sacrifice commemorating and renewing the sacrifice of the cross. “For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord, until he comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26). In the Mass Jesus offers Himself as a Victim […] Read more »

Is Jesus Christ WHOLE and ENTIRE both under the appearances of bread, and under the appearances of wine?

Jesus Christ is whole and entire both under the appearances of bread and under the appearances of wine. 1. In the Holy Eucharist Christ is present wholly, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. A little child preparing for her first Holy Communion was asked the difference between a crucifix and the […] Read more »