Day 65 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part VII)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – What is the Eucharistic fast? It is the one hour of fasting from food and drink (except for water and medicine) before receiving the Eucharist. Everyone who wishes to receive the Eucharist is bound to do this. Remember, Mass isn’t always exactly one hour long, so maybe add a little Read More

Day 64 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part VI)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Now that we have discussed the “what is” and the “how tos” of the Eucharist, let’s get into a few of the “what if” scenarios. Keep in mind a lot of these questions come from third graders. There may be some real doozies… What if I have missed Mass or Read More

Day 63 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part V)

Monday, May 18, 2020 – We are nine (9!!!) weeks down and Mass is starting to resume. It’s not perfect, but it is the best we can do right now. Also, we are still going strong with basic information about the Eucharist. More of the “how tos” today… Can I receive the Eucharist on the Read More

Day 62 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part IV)

Sunday, May 17, 2020 – Today we are going to talk more about the “how tos” of receiving the Eucharist. Are there any other requirements for receiving the Eucharist? Outside of the Precepts of the Church, there are several rules about the Eucharist that cover everything from fasting and who can receive the Eucharist, to Read More

Day 61 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part III)

Saturday, May 17, 2020 – We have talked about **WHAT** the Eucharist is. Now we are going to start getting into the more “mechanical” side of things: Do I have to receive the Eucharist at Mass? No. Your participation at Mass is NOT contingent upon you receiving the Eucharist. Likewise, your participation is NOT contingent Read More

Day 58 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part I)

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – Here is the first part of who knows how many on the Eucharist and the Mass. What is the Eucharist? The Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life.” (CCC 1324). It is the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ under the Read More

Day 56 – Eight Weeks Down and Some Cautionary Advice!

Monday, May 11, 2020 – Fingers crossed and with a lot of prayers, our diocese may be allowing Masses this Friday. After eight long weeks, we are finally working on bringing back public Masses. I am overjoyed, but I also notice a large uptick in “helpful suggestions” from people surrounding this issue. I appreciate that Read More

Day 54 – Some Great News Full of Cautious Optimism and a Bit of Pessimism

Saturday, May 9, 2020 – Yesterday our Bishop indicated that we would be resuming Mass within the week. There are some caveats—50% capacity, extra washing, recommended face masks, etc.—but overall, this is promising news. However, the governor has been using words like “possible” and “maybe.” If you read carefully, there is no guarantee that Mass Read More