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Old 10-03-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
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World Wide Communion Sunday

Did all of the Christians here that attended Church participate in Communion today?

At our service, we strayed from our usual bread/wine (grape juice) and had different breads from the world (tortilla, rice cake, corn bread) and different wines (kool aid, pineaple juice and water) representing how other countries celebrate Communion. I thought that was neat.

I also would like to share with you our Prayer of Confession today:

O God, when we see pictures of our planet earth taken from space,
we see there are no boundaries or walls separating us from each other.
Beyond mountains and oceans, what separates us are words:
our tendency to divide our world into "us" and "them".

Forgive us.
Open our hearts to a new way of seeing the people of the world,
and together may we all come to know your peace.


When we said it, I could imagine Bono telling us that it'll be a Beautiful Day when there is no them, only us.
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We also had different kinds of bread, including Jewish bread. (Jesus was after all the king of the JEWS, I don't get it when some christians are anti-semetic )
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We also had different kinds of bread, including Jewish bread. (Jesus was after all the king of the JEWS, I don't get it when some christians are anti-semetic )
I'm sorry, I just had this image of the bread wearing a kippah....
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We also had different kinds of bread, including Jewish bread. (Jesus was after all the king of the JEWS, I don't get it when some christians are anti-semetic )
I don't remember having different breads before. Is this a yearly thing to do on World Wide Communion Sunday - or just something done this year? It really worked in feeling united with Christians from all around the world. I don't remember the same impact during the last couple of years since I've been attending.
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I skipped church this week so I have no idea. blah.
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I took the traditional Eucharist at mass. I'm the nut who willingly converted to Catholicism as you know.
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Verte, you have brought to me a new found respect for Catholicism. I was brought up in the Catholic Church and had a lot of issues, but they are with the hierarchy - not the people. Catholics are taught to serve Jesus well. That's what I think it's all about.

Was the fact that it is world wide communion mentioned at Mass?
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I served communion at both services this morning. We have also used different types of bread to help illustrate the universality of God's grace. I think we started doing this in the last year or so.
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i went to the final cubs game instead of mass.

please pray for my soul.
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i went to the final cubs game instead of mass.

please pray for my soul.
Communion probably would have been more fulfilling...damn Astros.
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Gah...I didn't hear anything about it! But then, I was at my grandmother's church this morning, and it was my uncle's Memorial Mass and the close of their yearlong Diamond Jubilee to boot, PLUS the International Statue of Fatima was visiting the church today, so...
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My church uses matzah and grape juice...
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I served communion at both services this morning. We have also used different types of bread to help illustrate the universality of God's grace. I think we started doing this in the last year or so.
Are you a Deacon nbc?
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I need to get back to Church...i've been telling hubby that I want to go back to mass...he doesn't want to go and I don't want to go by myself
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Verte, you have brought to me a new found respect for Catholicism. I was brought up in the Catholic Church and had a lot of issues, but they are with the hierarchy - not the people. Catholics are taught to serve Jesus well. That's what I think it's all about.

Was the fact that it is world wide communion mentioned at Mass?
No, it wasn't. I admit I didn't know this myself until I saw your post. I actually also have some issues with the Catholic hierarchy. I don't agree with their statements about gay marriage, for example. Officially that is "non-binding" stuff anyway. I also disagree about giving the Eucharist to pro-choice politicians. Pax Christi Illinois issued a statement blasting this, calling it "coercive". The important thing about being a Catholic for me is what happens at mass and the other sacraments and putting them into practice in daily life. We had a priest who ended mass by saying "the mass never ends, it must be lived".
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