Everyone knows that the Catholic Church's teaching on the Mass emphasizes the real presence of Christ in the sacrament of the Eucharist. But what precisely does this mean? In what way is Jesus really present in this sacrament? And if he is so especially present in the Eucharist, how can we unlock the power of his presence so as to make each Mass a life-changing experience?
As a theologian and father of five, Marcellino D'Ambrosio can answer these questions with both theological depth and practical common sense. He has both contemplated on the Eucharist with the mystics and spent many of his Sunday mornings trying to keep infants and toddlers from disrupting the liturgy. This CD, which integrates both perspectives, is therefore enlightening, inspiring, entertaining, and eminently practical! After listening to this talk, your experience of the Mass will be forever changed.
A few Highlights of "Getting More out of the Mass":
Why the Second Vatican Council teaches that Christ is really present in the Eucharist in not just one way but at least four
that one way Christ is really present is absolutely unique to the Eucharist
what the Catholic church means by "transubstantiation" -- an analogy that will empower you to explain this teaching to others
the most common obstacles preventing the Eucharist from transforming our lives
how to deal with priests, music, and congregations that are distracting and disedifying
This CD is great for teens, adults, catechists, RCIA and confirmation candidates, and makes a wonderful confirmation gift. Its strong biblical basis and common sense approach make it a great tool to share Catholic faith in the Eucharist with non-Catholic Christians as well.
This audio selection is PART III of Feast of Faith -