A Program for Study and Reflection
In his apostolic exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis, Pope Benedict XVI wrote about the Eucharist as a mystery to be believed, a mystery to be celebrated, a mystery to be lived. It is for this immersion into the mystery of the Eucharist that the Believe, Celebrate, Live the Eucharist program has been prepared.
Every time we gather to pray together, we are being invited to become part of something larger than ourselves–part of a community, part of the body of Christ. From many directions, through many doors, we come into one place. From our individual prayer, we are called into prayer together. We stand together. We make the sign of the cross together. We sing together. Through words, gestures, and music, we say yes, I want to be part of this community of faith. The unity of our prayer makes visible, today, in this place, the body of Christ, living and active in the world.
Use the following links to find expanded study materials. Reflection questions are included below for you or your group to explore each aspect of the Eucharistic celebration.