Lesson 25: The Eucharist – Why We Worship

The Eucharist is instituted and offered for the following reasons: (1) The Mass is instituted and offered as an act of praise to the Father; (2) It is instituted and offered as the memorial of Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection; (3) it manifests Jesus’ deep desire to be with us, in the giving of the true body and blood of our Lord. The real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist is the way in which he is present to us most vividly throughout our life on earth.

Discussion Questions:

1. Does my prayer life include adoration of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament? If not, why?

2. Have I ever considered how I approach the Lord in the Eucharist?

3. Does the manner in which I receive our Lord reflect my true knowledge of Christ in the Eucharist?

4. What are some of the ways that I can grow in my faith in the Eucharist?

5. Discernment of your vocation: How does Mary’s Magnificat help you to discern?

“The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offense and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease.” -Pope St. John Paul II