"The Eucharist constitutes the very life of the Church, for the Lord said, I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me shall ever be hungry, no one who believes in me shall ever thirst."
"In every celebration of the Eucharist there should always be a sufficient number of ministers for the distribution of the Eucharist. Priority is always given to ordinary ministers (bishops, priests, deacons) and auxiliary ministers (instituted acolytes). When here are large numbers of the faithful present and there are insufficient ordinary and auxiliary members at hand, special or extraordinary ministers (Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion EMHC) properly appointed beforehand should assist in the distribution of Communion." (HLS #29).
EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY TO THE INFIRMED
The faithful who are ill are deprived of their rightful and accustomed place in the Eucharistic community. In bringing communion to them the Minister of Communion represents Christ and manifests faith and charity on behalf of the whole community toward those who cannot be present at the Eucharist. For the sick the reception of communion is not only a privilege but also a sign of support and concern shown by
the Christian community for its members who are ill.
Pastoral Care for the Sick, Chapter 3, Nos. 72-73.
Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or
honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a
deeper sense, it involves "the contemplation of the
Mystery of Christ truly present before us".
During Eucharistic Adoration, we "watch and wait", we
remain "silent" in His Presence or sing His praises, and
open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the
Eucharist ... By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we
become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The
Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us.
In its fullest essence ... Eucharistic Adoration is "God and
Man reaching out for each other, at the same time!"
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