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The Eucharist: The Sacrifice of the Church

Bread and Fish, Catacomb of St. Callixtus, Rome. In our last entry, we observed that the Most Holy Eucharist is the re-presentation of the one, glorious sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Bridegroom who saves us from the clutches of final

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The Eucharist: The Most Holy Sacrifice

“[I]t is an extraordinary privilege for us to participate in the Eucharistic sacrifice, the resplendent manifestation and heart of our redemption in Christ.” – Bishop Matano Basilica of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Rome (7th Century) – Agnus Dei (Lamb of

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Source and Summit

Early in his Pastoral Letter, Bishop Matano affirms that the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist “is the source and summit of the Christian life.” This famous phrase is taken from Lumen Gentium, the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on

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Why Celebrate our Anniversary with a Year of the Eucharist?

“It is my prayer and firm conviction that we make the Most Holy Eucharist, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the heart and center of our Sesquicentennial Celebration. Indeed, this august sacrament, the Real Presence of Christ among us, has

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Welcome to the Year of the Eucharist!

Welcome and greetings in the Lord! The Diocese of Rochester’s Office of Evangelization and Catechesis is thrilled to offer this blog as a means of celebrating and commemorating the Year of the Eucharist, declared by Bishop Salvatore Matano in conjunction

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About the Author

Dr. Matthew Kuhner is the Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Rochester and Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry. Matthew earned dual Bachelor’s degrees in Theology and Philosophy at DeSales University in Pennsylvania in 2010 and his Masters in Theological Studies at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in Washington, DC in 2013. He recently defended his dissertation at Ave Maria University. Matthew is married to his college sweetheart, Michelle, and they have the joy of sharing their lives with their two-year-old daughter, Catherine Grace.

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