Eucharistic Reflections

June 28, 2022

Reflections from our Parishioners

As part of our participation in the Renewal, I will be sharing responses from members of the parish. I hope you will enjoy reading their thoughts, be encouraged by their thoughts, and be challenged to look at how you see and live the Eucharist as part of your life.

Reflections from Rich

  • Why is it important to you to attend Mass? There are 2 parts to this question for me. First, church is community. Attending Mass is being part of a community. Second, is the Eucharist itself. Eucharist is a crucial link for Catholicism. The Body of Christ is exemplified in the Eucharist.
  • What does it mean to you to receive the Eucharist/Body of Christ? That makes me included in the community. The symbol of Eucharist is awesome…all of the grains of wheat making one bread and all of us people making on body.
  • How does receiving the Eucharist/Body of Christ help you, change you, challenge you?
    • Help you..Helps me reflect. I have a hard time reflecting. I’m not good at meditative prayer. I Need all of the help I can get to reflect.
    • Change you…At my time in life, there are a lot of things I can’t do anymore as part of the church and larger community. The Eucharist lets me still be included even though I can’t be active in ways I have been in the past.
    • Challenge you…It challenges me because the Eucharist is Christ coming to me and when I think of the gospel message, it is a challenge. I often feel powerless to do what the gospel calls us to be.
  • How is your receiving the Eucharist/Body of Christ reflected in your life, shared with your world? Eucharist to me is the core in the gospel message. I used to be able to physically do a lot. Now, I pray more. I’m left with not being able to do as much. I used to be involved in doing justice. Now I can make financial contributions. The Eucharist brings us into community. By participating and receiving the Eucharist, I can be part of life as the gospel calls us to be.