Transformed in the Eucharist

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For many Catholics, the mystery involved with receiving Holy Communion remains a distant reality. The language that the Church uses to define the mystery of the Eucharist is heavily philosophic, thus making it perhaps even more difficult to understand. Yet, we cannot ignore the fact that the Eucharist is at the heart of the Catholic Church.Understanding bread, wine and communityThe reality of this Sacrament can be unlocked for us if we allow the bread and wine to communicate to us what is actually taking place. These sacramental signs, or the “stuff” that is transformed into Christ”s body and blood, don”t just appear out of nowhere. In every Mass, the bread and wine are the gifts presented by members of the community in the offertory procession. The bread and wine, therefore, also represent the community. As bread is made up of many grains of wheat, and wine is made from many grapes, so the Body of Christ is made up of many members, joined together in Christ.

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