Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Can you say, "Sanctifying Grace?"

This outline of the USCCB document, Happy are those who are called to His Supper: On Preparing to Receive Christ Worthily in the Eucharist, can serve as an impetus for personal reflection on our worthiness for receiving the Sacred Body and Precious Blood of our Savior.

If modernist Catholics realized they stand at the Foot of the Crucified Lord at each Mass, the irreverence and laissez faire attitude at the Holy Sacrifice would be nil. Adoration and devotion would replace the frivolity.

The full text is available at the link below.

Introduction

1. What do we believe about Holy Communion?

2. What is the significance of being united to Christ in Holy Communion?
A. Participating in the One Sacrifice of Christ
B. Communion with One Another
C. Sharing in Jesus’ Resurrection and Divinity

3. Who may receive Holy Communion?

4. Should we ever refrain from receiving Holy Communion?
Lack of Sanctifying Grace
Lack of Adherence to Church Teaching
Giving Public Scandal

5. How can we prepare to receive Holy Communion more worthily?

Conclusion

http://www.usccb.org/bishops/index.shtml

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