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83. The Rite of the Holy Eucharist

1. Christ is truly sacrificed in the Holy Eucharist atMass, but not in a bloody manner, that is, not with the shedding ofhis blood and his death in consequence. St. Augustine says:"Christ was sacrificed once in himself, and yet he issacrificed daily in the Sacrament."

2. The time of celebrating the Eucharistic Sacrifice isset by the Church.

3. Mass is to be celebrated in a suitable place, usuallyindoors, and with vessels that are blessed or consecrated to theirsacred use.

4. Surrounding the words of Christ which are theform of the sacrament of Holy Eucharist, the Church,through the ages, has reverently arranged pertinent prayers ofpraise and adoration, of penance, of thanksgiving, of petition.

5. The action of the Mass in which the matter(bread and wine) of the Eucharist is offered to God, thenconsecrated by use of the form, and then received in HolyCommunion, is filled with suitable ceremonies prescribed by theChurch.

6. If the priest who is celebrating Mass is unable tocontinue because of a sudden illness, or if he dies at the altar,his Mass is not completed unless he has already consecrated thehost or the host and the chalice. In this case, another priestfinishes the Mass and thus completes the sacrifice.

"Shun too great a desire for knowledge, for in it there is much fretting and delusion. Intellectuals like to appear learned and to be called wise. Yet there are many things the knowledge of which does little or no good to the soul, and he who concerns himself about other things than those which lead to salvation is very unwise. "
Thomas á Kempis

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"Does our conduct correspond with our Faith?"
The Cure D'Ars

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"The more you know and the better you understand, the more severely will you be judged, unless your life is also the more holy. Do not be proud, therefore, because of your learning or skill. Rather, fear because of the talent given you."
Thomas á Kempis

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