LITE Sacramental Program
Session 1 – Eucharist: God’s Love as Nourishment in Jesus Christ
The focus of the first session is to show how the celebration of the Eucharist is a communal meal. During this meal the gathered community hears the Word of God and receives the “bread of life” as food for the spiritual journey of life. This eucharistic meal feeds a hungry creation with the bread of heaven and the cup of salvation in Jesus Christ and then is sent forth into the world.
Session 2 – Eucharist: God’s Love as Reconciliation in Jesus Christ
In the second session, the leader explains how the entire celebration of the Eucharist is a reconciling event for all who come to the table. We go to Eucharist not to have our sins forgiven, but rather to receive and experience the reconciliation that is ours in the proclamation of the God’s Word and in the remembering of Christ’s saving passion, death, and resurrection.
Session 3 – Eucharist: God’s Love as Transformation in Jesus Christ
The focus of the third session is the exploration of how the celebration of the Eucharist provides a framework by which the individual and worshiping community can unite their daily lives and concerns with the sacrifice of Christ, and thus experience the transformation of these through the working of the Holy Spirit. This session also discusses what full, conscious, and active participation in the Eucharist might truly look like.
Session 4 – Eucharist: God’s Love as the Abiding Presence in Jesus Christ
The presence of Christ in Word and Sacrament invites a response of faith from all who take part in the celebration of the Eucharist. The fourth session introduces another element of a contemporary eucharistic spirituality: contemplation. Here we show how praying in the presence of the Eucharist (adoration) begins with and takes the believer back to the Eucharist, opening one to the transforming presence of the risen Lord.
Session 5 – Eucharist: God’s Love as Mission in Jesus Christ
At the end of Mass we are missioned to go in peace to love and serve the Lord, thus glorifying God by our lives. The focus of the concluding session is to show how Christ invites each of us – with our unique gifts and talents – to respond to the hungers of the human family with love and compassion and with a special attention to the poor and the suffering.