THE HOLY EUCHARIST
O Jesus, it is You in
the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist who brings Life to my soul, day by day,
if I so choose. Nothing energizes me more than your Presence within me. It
satisfies and directs my life. You are the God of Love who loves me beyond
compare, and who seeks my Love in return. Lord, I am not worthy to receive
You and the blessings that You give. Help me to approach the Altar with
humility and an ardent desire each time I am privileged to receive You. Of
myself I can do nothing so I call upon You to have mercy upon me; I then
pray from my heart, “Come, Lord Jesus.”
It is SACRED LIVING
when JESUS is PRESENT!
Spirit of the
Jesus (tune of 8-fold Alleluia)
O Jesus , I
adore Thee CHO: O Sacrament most Holy, etc
O Lord, I am
God (repeat to the tune of Amazing Grace)
35-40, 47-51, 53-58
for Reflection and Prayer:
The Holy Eucharist is the
greatest of all Sacraments; it is Jesus Christ Himself- the source and
completion of our Spiritual, Christian journey of life. Therefore we need
to be prepared in order to receive Communion worthily. We should have:
of sin—(Be reconciled with God),
FORGIVENESS of everyone in our heart, and
of God and others sincerely.
Christ gifts us with Himself each time we assist at Holy Mass and receive
the Sacred Host. Faith, hope, and
growing within us. A deeper knowledge of the sacrificial offering made by
Jesus becomes more of a reality in time. We realize that we are at Calvary,
except that the manner of the offering Jesus makes is now an unbloody one.
We are united to His Eucharistic Sacrifice when we offer ourselves with Him
Father. At the close of the
prayers, which follow the Consecration, we reply “AMEN” to verify our unity
with Jesus’ offering when we unite in giving Honor and Glory to the Father
forever and ever!
In addition to the
Sacrifice of Jesus there is also the aspect of a meal, for we are privileged
to receive the flesh of the Son of Man, (Jesus), and drink His blood.
Jesus said, “…for my flesh is true food and my blood true drink.” (Jn. 6:
53.55) It appears in the same form as it did at the Last Supper. Yet, we
receive the resurrected Christ in the fullness of His Divinity and
humanity. He strengthens us spiritually, removes guilt of venial sins,
lessens the temporal punishment due to sin, and increases Grace and virtue
The Communion between Jesus and the one
who receives Him should give way to expressions of faith, hope, love,
praise, and adoration; we worship the Lord of lords, the King of kings, our
Divine and precious Savior. We join with the angels and saints and
worship with the heavenly choir as we join our
hearts and prayers with them. We have received the Greatest Treasure there
The following chorus is familiar and speaks from our heart in
Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament Divine, all praise and all thanksgiving be
every moment Thine”. Repeat frequently.
Soul of Christ, be my
Body of Christ, be my
Blood of Christ, fill all my
Water from the side of Christ,
wash out my stains.
Passion of Christ, my comfort
O, Good Jesus, listen to me.
Within your wounds I feign
Ne’er to be parted from your
Guard me when the foe assails
Call me when my life shall
Bid me come to Thee above,
With thy saints to sing thy
World without end. Amen
Don’t forget to Thank God for
Himself and His gifts, both for time and eternity.
Hopefully, this retreat has
been spiritually uplifting . May your future be brightened with Joy that
comes from above. (True and lasting JOY comes from living in the Presence
It would please me to hear
offering ideas and/or whatever the Lord leads you to share.
In addition, it would
please the Lord and me if you would tell others about the retreat. Our
world is so in need of a living Faith.
God loves you!
Sister Margaret Sutton RSM