Study Guide for The Liturgy of the Eucharist
COME TOGETHER IN COMMUNION
The Lord’s Prayer
When we pray this prayer, just before communion, we pray together as a
community – to show that we are one family in Christ.
The Sign of Peace
This is a special time when we show that we are a big family in Jesus. When
you shake hands with those around you, you should remember that you are
sharing God’s love and offering friendship and peace.
The Lamb of God
In the Eucharist, we share Christ’s body, broken that it can become one.
our sins. In this prayer, we are letting him know we understand and
appreciate His Sacrifice and ask for his mercy.
Communion means to share, to come together. At this time, those who have
prepared for and received their First Holy Communion, now come forward
to share the Eucharist with the whole community. Afterward, we return to
our seats and kneel for quiet prayer time. We think about the wonderful
gift we just received and thank God for the love we share.
GO FORTH AND SHARE
The Prayer after Communion
After communion, the remaining blessed hosts are placed in the Tabernacle.
After everything is cleaned and cleared away, we sit for a moment in reflection preparing
for the Final Prayer and blessing. After the final prayer and blessing we should sing a
happy song of glory to God. Out of respect and honor,
WE SHOULD STAY UNTIL AFTER THE PRIEST HAS
LEFT THE ALTAR AND WALKED COMPLETELY DOWN