Roman Catholicism, Christian church that has been the decisive spiritual force in the history of Western civilization. Along with Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism, it is one of the three major branches of Christianity. (Encyclopedia Britannica)
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The Eucharist, which is also called the Holy Communion, Mass, the Lord's Supper or the Divine Liturgy, is a sacrament accepted by almost all Christians.
Christians don't say that they 'do' or 'carry out' the Eucharist; they celebrate it. In some churches, the person who takes the leading role in the ceremony is called the celebrant.
“The mystery of faith!” declares the priest at the heart of Mass. And the whole assembly acclaims in these or similar words, “We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your resurrection, until you come again.”
The contents of this resource outline what students need to know at each year level that will develop their formation in the Eucharist and assist their ‘full, active and conscious participation’ in its celebration.