For you hear the words, “the Body of Christ” and respond “Amen.” Be then a member of the Body of Christ that your Amen may be true.”
Did You Know?
Members of the assembly bring forward the gifts of bread and wine to be consecrated during the Eucharistic Prayer. We offer these signs of the work of our hands, that they may be transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ. On the fifth day in the Octave of Christmas, the prayer over the offerings specifically points to the offering we give and the incredible gift we receive in return: “Receive our oblation, O Lord, by which is brought about a glorious exchange, that, by offering what you have given, we may merit to receive your very self” (Roman Missal, 178).