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July / August 2021


How do we share our faith? As theologian Stephen Bevans’ wonderfully articulates in his article “Going to Mass Backwards: Eucharist, Mission and Parish” Eucharist is inherently mission oriented. So, how do we share faith in our own unique and personal way? In this issue we approach this topic from a number of angles. Christian radio personality and popular speaker Mark McCann shares his vocation in “a ministry of words.” Darren Maslen, SSS offers creative insights into catechesis utilizing the imagination. While Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R. opens up the religious and eucharistic dimensions of Walker Percy’s literature. These, along with biblical scholar George Smiga’s insightful scripture commentary, provide numerous ways we might creatively live and share our faith.

Table of Contents


From the Editor
From the Editor (July/August 2021) Free Article
by John Christman, SSS
Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing
Eucharistic Teachings
Walker Percy on the Eucharist
by Dennis J. Billy, CSsR
Eucharistic Liturgy
Going to Mass Backwards: Eucharist, Mission and Parish Free Article
by Stephen Bevans, SVD
Eucharistic Spirituality
Pastoral Liturgy
Eucharist & Culture
Eucharist & Culture (July/August 2021) Free Article
by Various Authors
Eucharistic Witness
From the Archives
Receiving From the Cup Free Article
by Sr. M. Loretta Pastva, SND
Issue Credits

Articles


From the Editor


Free Article

From the Editor (July/August 2021)

“What happened to Father Eymard on that hill?” I imagine this must have been the question those closest to the recently ordained Peter Julian Eymard asked [...]

Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing


A Ministry of Words and Our Eucharistic Call

Christian radio personality and popular Catholic writer and presenter Mark McCann reflects upon the eucharistic dimension of evangelization through his own [...]

Eucharistic Teachings


From Frogs to Catechesis: The Role of the Imagination in Lifelong Catechesis for Eucharist

How can we use our imaginations to deepen our eucharistic catechesis? Frog Inspiration The Frog Prince was the first of the Brothers Grimm fairy-tales published in [...]

Walker Percy on the Eucharist

A medical doctor, novelist, and convert to Catholicism, Walker Percy brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to his literature. How did all of this shape his [...]

Eucharistic Liturgy


Free Article

Going to Mass Backwards: Eucharist, Mission and Parish

What do we need to remember when we “come back” to Mass? Introduction: “The Mass is Never Ended!” I don’t know if they still do it, but several years ago when I [...]

Eucharistic Spirituality


Pondering the Parables: The Parable of the Lost Coin (Lk 15:8-10)

The Narrative of the Parable The structure and meaning of the Parable of the Lost Coin is similar to the parable that immediately precedes it, i.e., the Parable of [...]

Eymard Along the Journey: Eucharistic Reflections of Saint Peter Julian Eymard

July Saint Peter Julian Eymard’s desire to establish a religious order completely dedicated to the Eucharist took many years to realize. Initially, he had to spend [...]

Pastoral Liturgy


The Revised Order of Baptism of Children – Final Thoughts

For a year, this column has given a pastoral commentary on the second edition of the Order of Baptism of Children [OBC]. The new “order” became mandatory Easter of [...]

Breaking the Word


Scriptural Reflections — Homiletics (July/August 2021)

July 4, 2021 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Ezekiel 2:2-5; Psalm 123:1-2,2,3-4; 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10; Mark 6:1-6 Paul ends today’s second reading with a [...]

Eucharist & Culture


Free Article

Eucharist & Culture (July/August 2021)

Art • Music • Film • Poetry • Books Art Review I COME TO THE GARDEN ALONE (27) Henna Kim, 2009 Mixed media on Korean paper John Christman, SSS To be alone with your [...]

Eucharistic Witness


Eucharistic Witness (July/August 2021)

Nancy MacRoberts Houston, Texas Saint Peter Julian Eymard’s life was quite different from mine! Many of us know the story where he embraced the tabernacle to get [...]

From the Archives


Free Article

Receiving From the Cup

Receiving from the cup involves a rich symbolism. It combines both the joy of a meal with the risen Lord as well as our entering into the sufferings by which we were [...]

Issue Credits

Editor Anthony Schueller, SSS
Art Director Manager John Christman, SSS
Layout Kay Vincent
Circulation Manager Elizabeth Zaller
Book Review Editor Patrick Riley
Photography

John Christman, SSS
Keith Chevalier

Board

Lisa Marie Belz, OSU
Paul Bernier, SSS
Thomas Dragga
James Menkaus
Gilbert Ostdiek, OFM

Cover

I COME TO THE GARDEN ALONE (27)
Henna Kim, 2009
Mixed media on Korean paper