Welcome to: Take, Eat and Drink: Deeper Understanding of Mass

Course on Understanding Mass

THE CATHOLIC EUCHARIST EXPLAINED IN 60 SECONDS

Why Do Catholics Do That?!? In this 60-second video about the Eucharist, we look at: Why do Catholics believe the bread and wine become the real body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ?

Jesus said, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” (Luke 22:19-20)

Jesus also said, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them”

Watch this video! It also explains why we call the Eucharist “communion”.

To see the whole Catholic Mass explained, see our set of videos entitled “Take, Eat, and Drink“. It includes discussion questions for personal reflection and for group faith formation classes.

Deepen Your Faith by Understanding the Catholic Mass

Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ.

Take, Eat and Drink is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes). Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. It appeals to all generations: youth, young adults, and older folks, from traditional Catholics to spiritual explorers who aren’t sure they want to show up at Mass. It’s designed for those who want to deepen their faith by understanding the Mass better and for catechists to use in classrooms.

Help yourself, or your parishioners and catechists, or your teens gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Mass and a more lively relationship with Christ! Use it to explain the Mass in a way that evangelizes and builds interest in full participation in the liturgy.

Features Msgr. Rick Hilgartner, who at the time was Executive Director of the Secretariat of Divine Worship at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Father Gary Dowsey of the “Hey Father Gary!” show on SpiritFM Catholic Radio, and Father John Gerth of “Ask Fr. J” fame on Lifeteen.com.

Reformatted for catechists!

In 2011, Good News Ministries produced a DVD to help prepare parishes for the changes in the New Roman Missal. Although the Church has finished transitioning to the new Mass, the content of the DVD is too good to throw away. We’ve updated it and repackaged it in short segments for catechists to use in adult and youth faith formation classes, including RCIA.

Part 1 covers the Introductory Rites.

Drawing Deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ. Part 11 covers the Preparation of the Gifts of the Altar and includes why the sins of the priest do not affect the consecration of the Eucharist.

Drawing Deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ. Part 12 covers the Eucharist Prayers. Why do we believe that the bread and wine become truly the Body and Blood of Jesus himself?

 

Drawing Deeper Faith through Understanding the Mass: Gain a new, deeper appreciation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and a more lively relationship with Christ. Part 15 covers the Rite of Peace, the Fraction Rite, and the Rite of Holy Communion. This includes the reason why we say, “Lord I am not worthy that you should come under my roof, but say the word and my soul shall be healed.”