Posts Tagged ‘Eucharist’

The Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble When God saved his people from death by the blood of the Passover lamb and delivered them out of bondage and oppression in ancient Egypt, he told them to eat unleavened bread and each year thereafter to observe this day as a memorial of the […] [Read more]

Trust in Jesus, Trust in Prayer

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Tweet Share673 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleCommunities around the world have been touched by violence over the past spring and summer. Here in our own country, one repercussion of this experience is a lack of confidence. Many people wonder if they can rely on their neighbors, our elected leaders, or those whose […] [Read more]

The Bread of Life

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Tweet Share174 Pin2 +15 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble During the month of August, the Gospel readings at Sunday Mass will come from Chapter Six of the Gospel of John. Scripture scholars call this chapter the “Bread of Life discourse” because in it Jesus declares “I am the bread of Life; he who comes […] [Read more]

Their Lenten Journey – and Ours

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Tweet Share174 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble One of the most powerful and inspiring manifestations of the Holy Spirit alive and at work in our community today unfolds during the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion. As archbishop, I will preside at those ceremonies at the Basilica of the […] [Read more]

Glory in the Cross

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Tweet Share61 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble“The Lord Jesus…took bread and…said, ‘This is my body that is for you.’ In the same way, also the cup…saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this in…remembrance of me’” (1 Corinthians 11:23-25). Reflection Question: How do I renew my faith in […] [Read more]

Reflections on the Creed: “I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ”

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Tweet Share19 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The Creed is the Church’s perennial response to the question that Jesus asks each of us: “Who do you say that I am?” We respond, “I believe…” What we believe about Jesus sets us apart, defines us as Christians. God the eternal Word makes himself […] [Read more]

Justin Martyr and Corpus Christi: Witnessing the Faith to the Greater Community

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Tweet Share43 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The early Church faced many of the problems we encounter today – a culture that urges us to focus on self, a society often hostile to the Christian faith and even confusion amongst Christians regarding the doctrine of the faith.  These issues occasioned a new […] [Read more]

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper: The Story of God’s Love for Us

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Tweet Share65 Pin +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble For five weeks of Lent, we prepared ourselves through works of charity, self-sacrifice and personal conversion toward God.  Now, on Holy Thursday, we enter into the Sacred Paschal Triduum with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  On this holy night, we see Jesus showing his […] [Read more]

The Chrism Mass and the Renewal of Priests in Continuity with the Priesthood of Christ

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Tweet Share11 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Each year on Monday during Holy Week, the Archdiocese of Washington celebrates the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle. For the priests of our local Church, the Chrism Mass is one of the high points of the year – at that […] [Read more]

Celebrating Communion – For the First Time, and on Every Sunday

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Tweet Share42 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleOver the next month in parishes across the Archdiocese of Washington, children will be making their First Holy Communion. They will come forward to receive Our Lord – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity – in the consecrated host and Precious Blood. Often the homily is written […] [Read more]