Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Words to Remember: Chapter 16

Passover: The feast when the Jewish people celebrate their freedom from slavery in Egypt.

Last Supper: The Passover meal at which Jesus gave us the Eucharist.

Eucharist: The sacrament of Jesus Body and Blood. The word "eucharist" means to give thanks.

Mass: The celebration of the Eucharist.

Sacrifice: A gift offered to God by the priest in the name of the people. Jesus' gift was His life.

Assembly: The people gathered to worship in the name of Jesus Christ.

Holy Days of Obligation: Special feasts on which we are required to attend mass.

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