The Apostolate's Family Catechism The Holy Eucharist
Chapter 66: The Holy Eucharist Discussion: What is a sacrifice to God? What is the Holy Eucharist? Why does the Church celebrate the Eucharist? Chapter 67: The Eucharist Made Present Discussion: What takes place when a priest speaks the words of Eucharistic consecration? How is Jesus present in the Eucharist? Chapter 68: The Sacrifice of the Mass Discussion: What is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? What is the liturgy? What is the most important form of all Christian liturgy? What are the two principal parts of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? Why is the Holy Mass offered? How do lay people participate in the Mass? Chapter 69: The Mass: Remembrance and Sacrifice Discussion: Why is the Mass both a sacrifice and a sacred meal? Why is the Mass the one sacrifice of Christ? Who has been empowered to offer the Eucharistic Sacrifice? Chapter 70: Holy Communion Discussion: What is Holy Communion? Why is the Holy Eucharist a sacrament of unity? What does Jesus do for properly prepared Catholics in the Eucharist? Chapter 71: The Effects of Holy Communion Discussion: Does reception of the Holy Eucharist at Holy Communion increase the supernatural life of our soul? Does Holy Communion unite our souls more closely to Jesus? Does Holy Communion increase our love for God? Does Holy Communion increase our love of neighbor? Why is Holy Communion a pledge of future glory? Chapter 72: The Real Presence Discussion: Why does Jesus become present in the Holy Eucharist? Why is the Holy Eucharist reserved in our churches? What do we owe to Jesus, reserved in the Blessed Sacrament? Why is the Holy Eucharist the center of all sacramental life?