The First Holy Communion Capstone Lesson was written by Fr. James Zatalava, the founder of CatechismClass.com. If you are studying for your First Communion, this is the ideal lesson for you. This lesson is intended for young Catholics up through 6th grade.
In this course, you will learn:
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The next time you go to Mass, count how many times you see everyone do or say the same thing: pray, kneel, stand, listen, etc. These are things we share with Catholics all over the world, but they do not unite us—not really. Only through union with Jesus are we truly united to each other.
We first unite with Jesus in Baptism. At our baptism, we are cleaned of Original and actual sin, and become members of Christ’s body, the Church. The Church is called Christ’s body because she is like Christ’s human body when He lived two thousand years ago: she announces the Gospel in word and action to the world. The Church is something that people can see and touch, because the Church is you. The Church is your family. The Church is the people who sit next to you at Mass. The Church is every faithful Catholic.
In Holy Communion we unite with Jesus in a special way. We receive His real body and real blood. This is called the Real Presence. The bread and wine are not symbols that teach us a nice idea or remind us of a good person. The bread and wine truly becomes Jesus. Jesus gives us His real body and blood because He wants to have a real relationship with us. He wants to share our life with us, and He wants us to share His life with Him....
First Holy Communion Capstone Lesson for Young Catholics is part of the following course(s):