Adult Faith Formation
Encountering The Mystery: An Overview of Eucharistic Theology

Join us for Encountering the Mystery, a 13-week study of the Eucharist and its impact on our daily living featuring the eloquent teaching of Fr. Ed Foley. In this course we will peel back the layers of meaning within our ritual signs and symbols revealing the deep meaning of Eucharist. Along the way, we will learn about and discuss the development of Eucharistic Theology through the ages and how the Liturgy has come to be what it is today. The sessions are free and will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM, and Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10:30 AM, January 8- April 10.
Online Resource Guide

Throughout the course, some weeks will have reading outside of what is provided in just the course book. Below you will find a list of outside resources and articles sorted by episode. As always, please contact Greg Sinclair if you have any questions.

Episode 1:

John Paul II’s encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia

Episode 2:

Daniel J. Harrington, “The Jewishness of Jesus” (America, 2006)

Daniel J. Harrington, “Will the real Jesus please stand up?” (U.S. Catholic, 2009)

Amy-Jill Levine, “A Jewish take on Jesus: Amy-Jill Levine talks the gospels” (U.S. Catholic, 2012)

Episode 3:

Mk 6:41; Mt 14:19; Lk 9:16; Jn 6:11; Lk 24:30-35; Gen 14:17-20; Gen 18:1-8; Gen 22:1-19; Ex 12-13; Ex 16:1-36; Ex 24:1-8; 1 Kings 17:8-16; Isa 25:6-10, 55:1-3; Prov 9:1-6

Richard Rohr, “A Bigger, Inclusive Table”

Peter Brown, “Jesus Christ: God, Man, and Savior Week Three: Jesus Christ in Luke-Acts”

Barry D. Jones, “The Dinner Table as a Place of Connection, Brokenness, and Blessing”

“The Meaning of Communion: At the Table” On Being, NPR

Episode 4:

Mark 14:12-26; Matthew 26:17-30; Luke 22:7-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13-14

Eucharistic Prayers I-IV

Justin Martyr, First Apology (Chapters LXVI and LXVII)

Adele Reinhartz, “The Last Supper”

Episode 9:

Read chapter 5 in From Age to Age and “The Eucharist: A Lutheran-Roman Catholic Statement” (1967)

Episode 12:

Robert Daley, “Sacrifice” (Pray Tell Blog, 2010)

Robert Daley, “New Developments in the Theology of Sacrifice” (Liturgical Ministry, Spring 2009)