Celebrating Eucharist is an important part of what makes a
school a Catholic school.
(another name for the Mass) is a Greek word which simply means ‘giving thanks’.
invites us to give thanks for who we are in the sight of a gracious and tender
God; for who we are as a community of faith and hope; and who we are in the
fellowship of our daunting challenge to bring healing to a bruised and broken
world. After all, this was, at the table of the Last Supper, the primary prayer
of Jesus, as he shared with us his very life.
of the Eucharist is a defining way that a Catholic organisation —a school, a
hospital, a parish—will give expression to its values and the energy which
drives it. The Mass contains its story; it embraces its challenge; it
acknowledges the sacredness of the lives it serves—all within the sacrament of
this ancient meal.
(Mons Tony Doherty, So You’re
Working for the Catholic Church)
for Eucharist in schools:
- Drawing up a School’s Policy on Celebrating Eucharist.
Brisbane Catholic Education and The Liturgical Commission (1996).
A Planning Guide for Celebrating Major Events in Catholic Schools. Brisbane
Catholic Education and The Liturgical Commission (1992).
- Order of Mass (2010 English Translation of the
Roman Missal) (Word 36k)
- Solemn Blessings for use during Liturgical
Seasons or for particular celebrations (Word 25k)