June 3, 2018
The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ – Corpus Christi
“Take it; this is my body”
“This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many.”
Understanding the Eucharist
This month’s Lighthouse CD is Understanding the Eucharist by Dr. Scott Hahn.
This is a very powerful CD explaining the meaning of the Mass and the Eucharist. Dr. Scott Hahn was once a militant opponent of the Catholic Church, and is now one of the leading theologians in America today. In this CD he highlights the key misunderstandings people have about the Eucharist and explains the Church’s teaching from a scriptural and historical perspective.
Whether you feel you know a lot about the Eucharist already or very little, I guarantee that this talk will help deepen your understanding of the Eucharist and the Mass. I have learned a lot from this talk, and every time I listen to it I think I hear something new and grow in my own love for Christ in the Eucharist.
I thought this talk would especially be appropriate to debut on Corpus Christi Sunday, which is the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist.
Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist is one of the most amazing gifts of our faith. The very fact that Jesus is always with us, not just spiritually, but also sacramentally, is so incredible. And as Jesus promised us in John 6, “If you eat my flesh and drink my blood you have eternal life.” I encourage all parishioners to not only be faithful to Sunday Mass to receive Jesus, but also to continue growing in our knowledge and love of Jesus in the Eucharist.
If it would be easier for you to listen to this (or any other Lighthouse CD talk) as an MP3, rather than on CD, please talk to me.
You are in my daily prayers.
God bless you,
Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke