Paragraph 1355

1355. In the communion, preceded by the Lord’s prayer and the breaking of the bread, the faithful receive “the bread of heaven” and “the cup of salvation,” the body and blood of Christ who offered himself “for the life of the world”:179

Because this bread and wine have been made Eucharist (“eucharisted,” according to an ancient expression), “we call this food Eucharist, and no one may take part in it unless he believes that what we teach is true, has received baptism for the forgiveness of sins and new birth, and lives in keeping with what Christ taught.”180


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

7. What are the first stages of God’s Revelation?

247. Why is the one Mystery of Christ celebrated by the Church according to various liturgical traditions?

405. What is the foundation of the authority of society?

258. Why does the Church baptize infants?

305. When is a person obliged to confess mortal sins?

142. What is the work of the Spirit in Mary?

102. How did God prepare the world for the mystery of Christ?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the importance of reading and studying God’s law and what example can we find in the story of Ezra?

The power of community: the unity of the Jewish people in Esther (Esther 9:1-5)

How is God’s sovereignty portrayed amidst the chaos in Lamentations 2:8-9?

What are 5 important lessons about wisdom found in Baruch 3:9-12?

What is the importance of prayer and intercession in the Christian life, according to 1 Timothy 2:1-4?

What does Wisdom 8:7 teach us about wisdom as a source of virtue and honor?

The Holiness of the Priesthood: How does the law of priestly holiness in the book of Numbers teach us about the importance of purity and dedication in the worship of God? (Numbers 18:1-7)