In this 3rd Grade Lesson, we study the Institution of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
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The Last Supper
by Phillipe de Champaigne
This is one of the most familiar stories in the Bible. Every time we go to Mass, we remember it. Every Mass re-enacts the Last Supper. On that night, Jesus gave us His greatest gift. That gift is Himself.
The Catechism calls this the “sacrament of love." Jesus connects heaven and earth in it. We take Jesus into our bodies and fill ourselves with His love. The Eucharist is also called a “pledge of future glory.” Jesus promises that we will someday be even closer to him than we are in Communion.
Another name for the Eucharist is “source and summit of the Christian life.” This means that all of our life comes from the Eucharist. It is the most important thing in our lives. Everything comes from it. It is designed to bring us back to Christ. The Eucharist is God.
The Eucharist is called the Lord’s Supper. It reminds us of the night before He died. Jesus and His apostles were celebrating Passover. They ate lamb, bread and wine just like every Passover. But that bread and wine became even more important.
The Eucharist is also called the Breaking of the Bread. Bread is broken and shared at every Mass. The Bread of Life was not only broken that night, but it was broken again on the Cross the next day. Jesus is the Bread of Life.
The Holy Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus. We should receive the Holy Eucharist with the most love and devotion possible.
The Eucharist shows us Jesus' love for us. Jesus gave us the Sacrament of Holy Communion. But He did more. He broke the bread and gave it to the Apostles. He told them to do it in memory of Him. He made them priests.
Words to Remember:
Bread of Life
What we Learned:
On Passover, Jesus had dinner with his apostles.
On that night, He gave the gift of Himself. The bread and wine was transformed into His Body and Blood.
We call this gift the Eucharist.
The Eucharist is the most important part of our Catholic faith.
We remember the Last Supper at every Mass.
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