9C – The Eucharist and the Church’s Year

  1. Eucharist

    If you are not familiar with Catholic churches you may want to take a quick tour first (10 mins).

  2. The Church’s Year

    This section explores the Church’s various feasts and season including the different colours and symbols associated with the liturgical cycle.

  3. Jewish Celebrations

    Jesus was a Jew. His religious practices and rituals were Jewish. Many of the holy days we hear about in the Bible are part of Jewish life today.  Celebrating the Sabbath (Shabbat) is the high point of every week.

    Other holy days are:

  4. Lent & Holy Week

    Lent is the 40 day preparation for Easter. Holy Week leads us to the most important liturgical feast The Easter Vigil which celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus.

    Holy Week

    The significance of the days of Holy Week are explained. Including Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.

  5. Easter

    Easter is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar. On this Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

  6. Advent & Christmas

    Advent is the time of preparation for Christmas when we celebrated ‘God her amongst us’. Jesus.

    • Reflection on Advent – Faith central (1.30mins)
    • Consideration of the symbolism, historical origin, duration and rituals of Advent.
    • The Jesse Tree is a way to tell the Story of God in the Old Testament, and to connect the Advent Season with the faithfulness of God across 4,000 years of history.


  7. Other Major Liturgical Feasts

    Explanations of some of the major liturgical feasts of the year.


    • Pentecost– Catholic Central (1.46mins)
    • The Catholic Encyclopaedia explains Pentecost.

    Trinity Sunday

    • Trinity Sunday falls on the Sunday after the feast of Pentecost.  It celebrates the mystery of the Trinity.

    Corpus Christi

    • The Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) is celebrated in New Zealand on the Sunday after Trinity Sunday rather than the Thursday.


    • The feast of the Transfiguration is the culmination of Jesus’ ministry on earth and focuses our attention on his Godliness.

    The Ascension (of Jesus)

    • Forty days after the Resurrection, Jesus ascended to heaven.

    The Assumption (of Mary) and the Annunciation

    Other feasts

  8. More Quizzes

Eucharist and the Church Year