Jesus and the Eucharist Study
This seven-session series will immerse participants in the gospel proclamation (Sessions 1-4) and unveil God’s saving work in the Eucharist (Sessions 5-7).
Each session opens with a prayer from a different bishop, followed by lectio divina prayer with scripture. The main lesson features Chris Stefanick and other prominent Catholic voices as well as personal testimonies, then transitions into small group discussions.
BELOW IS AN OVERVIEW OF EACH SESSION:
Session 1: What’s Our Story?
The Bible is the story of God’s love for us. He created us out of love, redeemed us by his love, and transforms us in his love.
Session 2: Who Is Jesus?
Jesus is both God and man, therefore he reveals who God is in relation to us. Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15) He asks this same question of us: who do you say Jesus is?
Session 3: Am I Saved?
Salvation is a gift from God through Jesus Christ that
requires our “yes.”
Session 4: Why a Church?
Jesus didn’t simply leave us a written message or instruction manual to follow. He gave us a living, dynamic Church where we encounter him personally and allow ourselves to be transformed into his likeness.
Session 5: God Is With Us
God’s presence in the Old Testament foreshadows the gift of the Eucharist, one of the seven sacraments of the Church. Jesus established the Eucharist to give us strength and accompany us at every moment of our earthly journey.
Session 6: The Story of the Eucharist
The story of the Eucharist can be traced throughout Scripture. From Genesis to the present day, this session explores how the Cross is the new Tree of Life, and the Eucharist is its fruit.
Session 7: Bread for the Journey
The Eucharist sustains us on our spiritual journey. Our participation at Mass through the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist is an offering of thanksgiving to God. We are then sent forth to share what we have received.
There are three ways to participate:
- Wednesday Evening Group – Join other parishioners in this study/small groups on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM in the Berry Room
- Thursday Morning Group – Join other parishioners in this study/small groups on Thursdays from 10-11:30 AM in the Berry Room
- Individual Small Groups – Create your own small group in your home and receive study materials free of charge from the parish
Register at the Sign Up link above.
For more information, contact Kim VanHuffel at email@example.com.