TASTE grape wine, wheat bread

Madison Aho, Hailey Dawkins, Lindsey Geurin, Bethany Pichardo


Why do we use wheat bread and grape wine for Communion?

  • the use of grape wine relates to an image of the church from our previous units
  • vine image
  • there is a life-giving connection between the vine and its branches
  • this significance cannot be lost, it is absolutely necessary for Mass
  • hosts which have no gluten are considered invalid mater for Mass
  • some alternatives are hosts with lower gluten content
  • the bread must be solely wheat bread, and cannot be completely gluten free
  • alternatives with lower levels of gluten are acceptable as of July 24th, 2003 when it was stated in the letter from then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

"When we share in the Body and Blood of Christ,

we share in the Love that gave itself for all."

  • communion unites us and inspires love and generosity amungst us
Ritual Celebration

What parts of the Mass does this occur in?

This is when taste occurs within the Sacrament of Eucharist

When we eat the communion, it doesn't taste very good or better yet doesn't taste like anything. But the taste of it really isn't what the church wants us to focus on

After eating the communion, many people receive different effects.

Some find that after eating and drinking the body and blood of Christ they feel some sort of satisfactions in their soul. While others don't see anything significant in it. People might not feel the presents or the changes the communion has on them but it happens.

To be exact there are five different powerful effects the body and blood have on us.

1. Strengthens our union with Christ

2. Strengthens our union with the Church

3. Encourages our prayer for the unity of all Christians

4. Separates us from sin

5. Commits us to the poor

Strengthens our union with Christ-

Eucharist gives us life

The Eucharist helps us to grow in the Christian life. Just as we need material food for growth and strength, so we need the spiritual food of the Eucharist to grow into the fullness of Christ during our entire lifetime.

Strengthens our union with the church-

Through our participation in the Eucharist, we are united more closely to Christ, and therefore our incorporation into the Church, which began at Baptism, is renewed and deepened. In Baptism we are called to form one body with the Church. The Eucharist fulfills this baptismal call.

Encourages our prayer for the unity of all Christians-

Unfortunately, all who are baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit do not share a common table of the Lord in the Eucharist. We are called to pray for the full unity of all those who believe in Christ and have been baptized in him. We pray for unity with all of these Churches and faith communities.

Separates us from sin-

The Eucharist not only unites us to Christ but also cleanses us from past sin and preserves us from future sin, with our freedom and cooperation. We do not come to the Eucharist because we are perfect; we come because we need the nourishment of Christ and the forgiveness of our sins. The Eucharist, because it is a powerful sign of Christ’s sacrificial love for us, also preserves us from mortal sin.

Commits us to the poor-

At one time it was the custom to partake of the Body and Blood of Christ as part of an entire meal. This led to a situation in which people began bringing their own food to eat—with some having plenty while others had little. Saint Paul solved the immediate problem by telling everyone to eat at home! However, the root problem, lack of charity and love—for God, for our neighbors, and for our brothers and sisters in Christ—can be solved only by sharing our time, talent, and treasure with one another and with those in need.


How does taste involve the congregation in Eucharist?


When wheat bread and grape wine change into Jesus' body and blood through transubstanciacion

We are engaged when we get up from the pews and stand in line to receive

We are engaged when we physically consume the host and drink the wine

Christ's Presence

Where is Christ is present in the Liturgy?

- in the Eucharist

the body (wheat bread) and blood (grape wine)

- the person of the minister

1 Corinthians 11:26 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

"For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes."

- assembled people of God

consuming the body and blood

- the word of God

Works Cited

Dailey, Joanna. The sacraments: encounters with Christ. Winona, MN: Saint Mary's Press, 2012. Print.

Angelica, Mother, Ph.D. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Gayle Somers, Fr. Michael Kerper, O.P. Br. Timothy Danaher, Sarah Reinhard, David Mills, Michele Chronister, Scott Eric Alt, and Rev. P.J. Michel. "Catholic Exchange." Catholic Exchange. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2017. <http://catholicexchange.com/taste-see-five>.

Our class textbook: "The Sacraments" by Joanna Dalley

The USCCB website: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass/liturgy-of-the-eucharist/ celiac-disease-and-alcohol-intolerance.cfm

The etwn website: https://www.ewtn.com/library/Liturgy/zlitur85.htm


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