In this chapter we take a closer look at the third part of the Mass – the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
We think about the Preparation of the Offerings / the Offertory. This chapter covers the Bread to Offer and chapter 8 covers the fruit of the vine.
Consider how God feeds us – physically and spiritually – in the special meal of the Eucharist. Link this to the importance of food in our day to day lives, we can’t survive without food. We remember that the food we have comes from God’s creation but is also the result of the work of our hands.
Sacrifice – meaning an offering. During the Mass, Jesus offers himself when the bread and wine are changed into his body and blood.
The word “Eucharist” means thanksgiving. We give thanks to God for his generosity – and that should prompt generosity from us in return.