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Thursday, 24 August 2006

The Holy Eucharist Prayer Book by: Alfred McBride

The Holy Eucharist Prayer Book
Alfred McBride, O. Praem.
Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 159276147X

This is one of those great little books either for yourself or to give as a gift to someone else. Perfect for a first communion, or even a confirmation gift. This new book has a great collection of prayers.

It has prayers for before mass, during mass, after mass and for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It draws heavily upon Ecclesia de Eucharistia by Pope John Paul II. And actually seems to be written in appreciation of that document and to help people of faith put that document into a fuller practice in their lives.

The book is nice visually with a number of images, and like most gift books color glossy photo embedded pages. It is a good study hardcover that will last the usage of time.

The sections of the book are:

Part 1 The Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
  • The Central Act of Salvation Becomes Really Present
  • Immediate Preparation for Mass
  • Prayers Before Mass
  • Prayers After Mass
  • How to Increase Active Participation in the Mass
  • Spiritual Communion
  • Prayers to Increase our Faith in the Eucharist
Part 2 Eucharistic Adoration and Devotion
  • Heartfelt Love Before Christ in the Blessed Sacrament
  • Ways to Celebrate Eucharistic Adoration
  • Prayers During Adoration
  • Prayers and Hymns for Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
  • At the School of Mary
This is a book that any Catholic home library would benefit from it’s inclusion.

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