What is the Catholic sacrament of Holy Eucharist?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
For Catholics, the Holy Eucharist / Catholic Mass is considered the most important and highest form of prayer. In fact, attending Mass is an obligation, under penalty of mortal sin, each Sunday and...

July 01 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Stringio Vincent Mercado Supporter Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3
The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.

It is NOT a repetition of the sacrifice Jesus made at Calvary. Instead, it is the SAME sacrifice with the the sacrifice at Calvary. It is also the SAME sacrifice Jesus made at the Last Supper - Christ offering himself to God the Father.

In the Eucharist, we believe that Jesus is present, body, blood, soul and divinity. We see Christ, we hold Christ, we eat Christ. We become what we eat.

September 30 2013 7 responses Vote Up Share Report

Data Bud Zack
The center of the Roman Catholic Church is the Mass. The center of the Mass is the sacrifice through the Eucharist, called Communion.

The following statement is from a Roman Catholic Priest. The tenets of his statement are accurately verified from the multiple Council of Trent declarations of the 16th Century. In Vatican II (circa. 1962-3) the doctrines were reconfirmed as infallible Church teachings.

John O’Brien, a Catholic priest, has helped Roman Catholics to understand the importance of the Mass. He has written a book called “The Faith of Millions: The Credentials of the Catholic Religion.” It is a classic work. This is what he writes, John O’Brien, in a very popular work. 

“When the priest announces the tremendous words of consecration,” this is the Mass, “he reaches up into the heavens, brings Christ down from His throne and places Him upon our altar to be offered up again as the victim for the sins of man. It is a power exercised by the priest greater than that of saints and angels, greater than that of seraphim and cherubim. Indeed, it is a power greater even than the power of the Virgin Mary. While the Blessed Virgin was the human agency by which Christ became incarnate a single time, the priest brings Christ down from heaven, and renders Him present on our altar as the eternal victim.”

“The priest brings Christ down from heaven and renders Him present on our altar as the eternal victim for the sins of man, not once but a thousand times.” (Quote from GTY.org and Dr. J. MacArthur)

Ever wonder why Romans have an "altar", not a table or podium? The definition of an altar...

An altar is any structure upon which offerings such as sacrifices and worship are made for religious purposes. (Wiki.)

So, in a ritual called "Mass" we have a man (priest) who reaches into heaven and brings down the God / Man, Jesus Christ, and places his physical body on a sacrificing table. Then the priest sacrifices (kills) our Lord, and eats his flesh then drinks His blood. This is cannibalism at it's worst. But it is the official dogma of the RCC.


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