An easy-to-use study guide of
Ecclesia de Eucharistia
(The Church of the Eucharist)
On the Eucharist in its Relationship to the Church
An Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II
Description: This easy to follow 33-page study guide (PDF) is a small discussion group program that explains in ordinary language how to understand this very important Church document and apply it to our every-day lives and today’s world. Group facilitators don’t need to be experts; they only need to serve as discussion starters and time-keepers.
This program can be held in 5 to 7 sessions, depending on how much time the group will spend in the Introduction and Conclusion. Suggestion: Use the Introduction by itself to invite people to join the group!
This program explores:
• developing a personal relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist
• the Eucharist as the “source and summit of the Christian life”
• what Catholics believe and do not believe about the Eucharist
• why only Catholic priests can consecrate the Communion elements
• the role of the whole community in Holy Communion
The book is divided into 7 parts:
2: The Mystery of Faith
3: The Apostolicity of the Eucharist and the Church
4: The Eucharist and Ecclesial Communion
5: The Dignity of the Eucharistic Celebration
6: At the School of Mary
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Bulk discounts for churches are available from the author.
A PowerPoint Presentation of the discussion questions, designed for group use, is available FREE. Preview it in this video. Order it below to download a zipped folder containing 6 slideshows: the Introduction plus 5 sessions.
For a video series on understanding what happens during the Holy Mass, designed to be used in classrooms, see also the author’s video series at https://gnm.org/HolyMass.