Tabernacle and Explaination to 6 Y O

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Tabernacle and Explaination to 6 Y O
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Thu, 12-04-2003 - 8:07am

...Last night was Parents Nite at RE.

 

 

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Fri, 12-05-2003 - 10:00am
Just for everyone's information. The "Sacrarium" the sink that connects directly into the ground is only for the water used to clean the sacred vessels, used holy water and ashes from Ash Wednesday or the burning of sacramentals. Particles of Hosts or Precious Blood is never to placed in the sacrarium, they must be consumed.

I realize that explaining these things to children is sometimes very difficult. There is no bread in the tabernacle! Nor do we eat bread or drink wine at Mass. I think it would be best for parents to always refer to Christ in Eucharistic form as "Communion Hosts", "The Blessed Sacrament" "The Body of Christ" and the content of the chalice as the "The Precious Blood", "The Blood of Christ". After consecration the gifts of Bread and wine are no longer bread and wine or even contain bread and wine. Children should hear these terms as early as possible in my opinion.

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Sun, 12-07-2003 - 11:30pm
The term that came to mind was "chalice," reading your excerpt. Thanks so much for your thoughts!

Main Entry: chal·ice

Pronunciation: 'cha-l&s

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin calic-, calix; akin to Greek kalyx calyx

Date: 14th century

1 : a drinking cup : GOBLET; especially : the eucharistic cup 2 : the cup-shaped interior of a flower

"Those who err in spirit shall acquire understanding,

and those who find fault shall receive instruction." -Is. 29:24

"Prepare the way of the Lord,

make straight his paths." -Luke 3

I'm not sure if children actually question the Eucarist. Perhaps they understand when wisdom is humble & its definition is in the thoughts of others....Actually I do remember questioning & wondering in means, such as "Why, why?!" But on that special occasion, First Communion Day, what a blessing & joy it was to complete & to receive it!

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Wed, 12-10-2003 - 12:59pm

Let me clarify myself br.rich_sfo, the empties of communion host (crumbs) and the drip drops left from the blood of Christ are emptied into this.

 

 

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Wed, 12-10-2003 - 3:56pm
I hope I didn't offend. I find many times those teaching do not use the correct terms or procedures. The Catholic faith and practice has many unique terms and children should be exposed to them so that they hear them and learn them.

As to the procedure, the small particles of host are usually mixed with water or wine (not consecrated) and consumed. This is also true of the Chalice, the remaining drops of Precious Blood are mixed with water or wine and consumed. Then the vessels are rinsed and that water is placed in the sacrariuum.

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Thu, 12-11-2003 - 8:31pm
Hopefully, they're kept separate to keep from contamination! Yes that would be a problem, ashes on the alter where the bread & wine are transformed!