Category Archives: Eucharisticum Mysterium

Eucharisticum Mysterium 40: Communion for the Sick and Elderly

What about believers who are unable to attend parish Mass? 40. It is right for those prevented from being present at the celebration of the community eucharist to receive the eucharist often; in this way they will also realize that … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 39: At the Hour of Death

Some notes on Viaticum, receiving the Eucharist at the time of death: 39. Communion received as viaticum should be considered as a special sign of sharing in the mystery celebrated in the Mass, the mystery of the death of the … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 38: After Communion

What takes place after Communion? Remember this document is an “instruction on worship of the Eucharistic mystery,” not a 100% liturgy piece. 38. On those who partake of the body and blood of Christ the gift of the Spirit is … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 36-37: Communion Special and Frequent

These next two sections are closely aligned. Number 36 suggests an important connection between the celebration and reception of the Eucharist and significant (though not always sacramental) life experiences. I suppose this is a special way of introducing a certain … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 35: Penance and Communion

The Consilium takes a brief look at the relationship between two sacraments: 35. The eucharist should also be proposed to the faithful “as a remedy that frees us from our daily faults and preserves us from mortal sins.” [Council of … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 34: Receiving Communion

They looked at it in ’67: how to receive Communion. The Consilium says it’s pretty much up to the pastor: kneeling or standing, but pick one for the sign of family unity: 34. a. In accordance with the custom of … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 33: Communion Outside Mass

When may lay people receive Communion outside of Mass? The Consilium tells you: 33. a. The faithful are to be led to the practice of receiving communion in the actual eucharistic celebration. [See Pius XII, Encycl. Mediator Dei: Acta Apostolicae … Continue reading

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