The Holy Eucharist What Do We Really Know About It? Prayer for Peace Almighty God, from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed, kindle in the hearts of all men the true love of peace, and guide with Your pure wisdom those who make decisions for the nations of the earth; that in tranquility Your kingdom may go forward, till the earth be filled with the knowledge of Your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Today’s Format • Thirty-two (32) questions on the Eucharist • Work as a team with your family and friends • See how your team did during the review 1. The Church teaches that the Eucharist is the ____________ and ____________ of our Catholic faith. A. Top and bottom B. Alpha and Omega C. Source and Summit D. Soul and Divinity 2. When was the very first Eucharist celebrated? A. At the wedding in Cana B. After Israelites entered Promised Land C. After the miracle of loaves and fishes D. At the Last Supper 3. What is the term used to describe what happens when the bread and wine are changed into the Eucharist? A. Transubstantiation B. Divination C. Absolution D. Theological substitution 4. Every sacrament must have proper matter and form to be valid. What is the proper matter of the Eucharistic bread? A. Wheat flour, yeast, water B. Any grain flour, yeast, water C. Wheat flour, water D. Any grain flour, water 5. What does the term Eucharist mean? A. Sanctified bread B. Thanksgiving C. Sacred meal D. Christian Passover 6. Who has the sacramental power to consecrate the Eucharist? A. Bishops and priests B. Bishops, priests and deacons C. Priests only D. Bishops, priests, and senior deacons 7. What do Catholics actually receive in the Eucharist? A. Symbol of the Body and Blood of Christ B. Representation of Christ’s body C. Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ D. Spiritual not Real flesh of the Savior 8. In confecting the Eucharist, the celebrant acts in persona Christi capitis. What does this actually mean? A. He is Christ’s personal representative B. He is a human person, just like Christ C. He is in the person of Christ the head D. He symbolizes Christ at the Last Supper 9. Who are the ordinary ministers of the Eucharist? A. Trained and duly-authorized lay people B. Bishops, priests and deacons C. Both A and B above D. Priests only 10. When Jesus instituted the Eucharist, he used a word found nowhere else in the New Testament to describe the meaning of his actions. What word did he use? A. Anathema B. Apostolic C. Covenant D. Maranatha 11. As a faithful Catholic, I am supposed to fast prior to reception of the Eucharist. How long should I fast? A. One week prior to reception B. One hour prior to the start of Mass C. Three hours prior to the start of Mass D. One hour prior to reception 12. Do I receive the fullness of the Eucharist if I only receive under one species, i.e. only drink from the chalice or only consume the host? A. Yes B. No 13. What is the part of the Mass where the Eucharist is confected known as? A. Institution Narrative B. Liturgy of the Word C. The Nicene Creed D. The Confiteor 14. What is the name for the small container that is used to take the Eucharist to the sick? A. Small Eucharist Container B. Chalice C. Pyx D. Sacrarium 15. Who was the first person in Sacred Scripture to introduce us to the idea of bread and wine blessed and eaten in thanksgiving to God? A. Adam B. Abraham C. Melchizedek D. St. Paul 16. The Eucharist is one of the three sacraments of initiation. What are the other two? A. Baptism and Reconciliation B. Reconciliation and Confirmation C. Reconciliation and Holy Orders D. Baptism and Confirmation 17. The Church teaches that Christ is really, truly, substantially present in the Eucharist under the accidents of bread and wine. This is known as what? A. The Real Presence B. The Dual Natures of Christ C. The Epiclesis D. The Incarnation 18. What does the Catechism say about our dress and deportment to receive the Eucharist? A. Must honor strict fashion guidelines B. Should demonstrate proper respect C. God does not care what we wear D. Norms of dress and deportment are left to the discretion of the local bishop 19. I wrote an encyclical entitled “Ecclesia De Eucharistia” in which I expounded on the meaning and power of the Eucharist. Who am I? A. Pope John Paul II B. Pope Benedict XVI C. St. Thomas Aquinas D. Pope St. Leo the Great 20. Which book of Scripture contains the most compelling narrative on the importance of Christ as the “bread of life”? A. Gospel of Mark B. St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians C. Book of Genesis D. Gospel of John 21. Which scriptural event(s) support the reality of the Eucharist? A. Passover meal B. Manna in the desert C. Elisha multiplies loaves of bread D. Jesus multiplies loaves and fishes E. All of the above 22. Which of the following is NOT considered one of the fruits of Holy Communion? A. Creates intimate union with Christ B. Protects us from all inclination to sin C. Renews life of grace from Baptism D. Strengthens unity among members of the Church 23. In order to receive Communion worthily, what must I be? A. Properly registered at the parish B. In a state of grace C. Free of all pain, suffering and distraction D. On time to Mass 24. Can anyone, such as a non-Catholic visitor to the parish, receive the Eucharist? A. Yes – Jesus is there for everyone B. No – one must be a baptized Catholic C. No – one must be in full communion with the Church D. Yes – the Church cannot withhold Christ’s saving power from anyone 25. In the year 110 A.D. this person said that “…we break the one bread that provides the medicine of immortality, the antidote for death, and the food that makes us live forever in Jesus Christ.” Who was he? A. St. Ignatius of Antioch B. St. Basil C. Iranaeus of Lyon D. St. John Chrysostom 26. What is the proper title of the lay people who assist the celebrant in distributing Holy Communion? A. Priest helpers B. Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist C. Eucharistic Ministers D. Acolytes or Sub-deacons 27. I am the last Eucharist a person receives during their earthly life, and I am usually administered as part of the Sacrament of the Sick. What am I called? A. Viaticum B. Lavabo C. Epiclesis D. Paschal Tribute 28. In what year was Holy Communion first allowed to be received in the hand? A. 1965 B. 1989 C. 1977 D. 1947 29. In descending order, what is the proper hierarchy of Eucharistic liturgies that are celebrated in the Church? A. Memorial, Solemnity, Feast B. Solemnity, Feast, Memorial C. Feast, Holy Day, Vigil D. Octave, Memorial, Holy Day 30. What U.S. city is named in honor of the Eucharist? A. Sacramento B. Santa Fe C. Corpus Christi D. Los Angeles 31. What other group of Christians have a valid Sacrament of the Eucharist as the Catholic Church does? A. Southern Baptists B. Orthodox Churches C. Anglican (or Episcopalian) Churches D. Presbyterian Church 32. At what minimum age does the Church allow a child to receive First Communion? A. Age of discretion B. At any age as long as the person attends proper classes C. Age of reason D. No earlier than age 6 How Did You Do? Any questions? Have a Peace-filled Day!