Our Lady of the Visitation - Shippensburg PA
This week we are starting our lessons on the Eucharist. As a review, Holy Eucharist is the SACRAMENT in which Jesus Christ gives his Body and Blood – himself – for us, so that we too might give ourselves to him in love and be united with him in Holy COMMUNION. In this way we are joined with the one Body of Christ, the CHURCH.
The most important part of all of our lessons on the Eucharist will be driving home the teaching that the Eucharist (Holy Communion) is not just bread and wine, but the actual Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ! Therefore, we should always have the highest reference for the Eucharist.
If your child is learning from home, please watch this video. We will be watching it in class:
To tie in the Holiday, we are using a lesson from TheReligionTeacher which explains the similarities between the Holy Eucharist and the celebration of Thanksgiving.
Please review www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/thanks.htm and Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 1359-1361. Then, ask your child to compare the similarities and differences, all while continuing to explain what the Eucharist is and its purpose (We will be doing this in class).
*Note: Challenge students to make a connection between the unity of the country symbolized by Thanksgiving and the unity of the Church symbolized by the Eucharist.
We will be finishing class with this video. Please have your students watch it at home if they are not in class:
About Miss Katlyn
This is Miss Katlyn's 2nd year teaching CCD. She has a Bachelor and Master's degree from Shippensburg University and currently works as a therapist. She loves Disney, Harry Potter, Halloween, snuggling with her cat, and of course...being Catholic! Her confirmation saint is The Blessed Mother, but her favorite saint is St. Therese of Lisieux.