Catholicism – Episode 07

Episode 7
Word Made Flesh, True Bread Of Heaven
The Mystery of The Liturgy and The Eucharist

Although there is much to be gained in simply viewing the video for the series and participating in the group discussion, you may want to take your learning to a deeper level by using the resources provided below.

Below are a summary of the episode and links to a number of resources you may find helpful in preparing for this session and our group discussion.


EPISODE 7–Word Made Flesh, True Bread Of Heaven–The Mystery of The Liturgy and The EucharistBishop Barron explores the ancient practices of the Church’s worship that endure to this very day, and the notion that “all value is summed up in the liturgy, the supreme act by which we commune with God.” Considered by the Catholic Faith to be “the source and summit” of its identity and mission, the Eucharist is the central practice of the Church’s culture. Bishop Barron describes all the parts of the Mass, and shows how the Sacred Liturgy embodies the whole of the Faith in diverse places as Jerusalem, Rome, Chicago, Orvieto, Mexico City.

SCRIPTURE TO READ (Click on links below to read)
CATECHISM TO READ (Click on links below to read)

The Mass CCC 1345-1394
The Eucharist CCC 1322-1344

  1. What attitudes do you bring to Mass? How does Bishop Barron’s description of the content and purpose of the Mass challenge your attitudes?
  2. We often think that the point of life is to “get something out of it”. How does the sacrifice we offer to God in the Mass differ from this attitude?


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