Parents – these lessons are designed to initiate discussion. Please sit with your child and complete them together.
Lesson Eight – Jesus is with us in the Eucharist
Have you ever shone light into a prism to make a rainbow? Watch this quick video to see how this works:
Just as light passing through a prism splits into a variety of colours so, in the Mass, we see Jesus Christ present in four very particular ways. Jesus is present in the priest, the word, the people and the bread and wine changed into the Body and Blood of Jesus.
Q1: Copy the following diagram. Write the word “Jesus” in the beam entering the prism. On the beams coming out the other side, write the words: Priest, Word, People, Body and Blood of Jesus.
Let’s look at each of the ways that Jesus is present at Mass.
Watch the following video about the role of a Priest and look for ways that a Priest is like Jesus:
Q2: How do you think Christ is present in the priest during Mass?
We read from the Word of God or The Holy Bible at every Mass. Watch this video that explains what The Holy Bible is and who wrote it:
Q3: How do you think Christ is present in the Word during Mass?
Jesus is present in all of us when we attend Mass and he remains with us after we leave. Watch this video about one example of how we can show that Jesus is present in us:
Q4: How do you think Christ is present in the People during Mass?
The Body and Blood of Jesus
Jesus especially present in the Body and Blood of Jesus (or the Holy Eucharist). Watch this video that explains what The Eucharist really is
Q5: Try to explain in your own words how Jesus is present in The Eucharist. This can be tricky so you might need your parent to help you!