In the Catholic Church,  the month of June focuses on the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Holy Eucharist.

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi, is a major feast day that celebrates the Eucharist and typically occurs in June.

The Catholic Church also observes the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in June, which correlates with the Eucharist as a symbol of Christ's love and sacrifice.

What does the Catechism of the Catholic Church say about the Eucharist?

Here are 9 excerpts pertaining to the Eucharist from the catechism:

  1. "The Eucharist is 'the source and summit of the Christian life.'" (CCC 1324)
  2. "In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist, 'the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ, and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained.'" (CCC 1374)
  3. "The Eucharist is the memorial of the death and Resurrection of Christ, not merely the recollection of past events. In the liturgical celebration of these events, they become in a certain way present and real." (CCC 1363)
  4. "In the liturgy of the Mass, we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine." (CCC 1380)
  5. "The mode of Christ's presence under the Eucharistic species is unique. It raises the Eucharist above all the sacraments as 'the perfection of the spiritual life and the end to which all the sacraments tend.'" (CCC 1374)
  6. "The Eucharist is the sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ, present under the appearances of bread and wine, for our spiritual nourishment and communion with Christ and the Church." (CCC 1413)
  7. "The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church's life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father." (CCC 1407)
  8. "We must therefore consider the Eucharist as: - thanksgiving and praise to the Father; - the sacrificial memorial of Christ and his Body; - the presence of Christ by the power of his word and of his Spirit." (CCC 1358)
  9. "In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: "Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking." (CCC 1327)

These quotes provide a mere glimpse into the Church's teachings on the Holy Eucharist. You can find the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church online.

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