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Explain how coming together to celebrate the Eucharist can help us to become more aware of our own responsibilities to others locally and in the third world.

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RE COURSEWORK Question 5: Explain how coming together to celebrate the Eucharist can help us to become more aware of our own responsibilities to others locally and in the third world. Coming together does give responsibilities, this is highlighted by Flannery, Vatican Council II, " What the faithful have received...in the celebration of the Eucharist should have its effect on their way of life...everyone who has participated in the Mass should be eager to do good works, to please God...devoted to the Church putting into practice what he has learnt..." Paul used to explain to the first Christians that they could not say they loved Christ in the breaking of bread, and at the same time neglect their neighbour. This demonstrates that when we receive Christ's body we should be aware of other people and remember to give them our help. ...read more.

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poor because in doing so the were helping him and punished those who did not help the less important who were needy. This tells us that we should be aware of the less fortunate and help them; in doing so we are helping God and expressing our love. There are many people that require help, like ones in developing countries, people who suffer from poverty and disease and people who have no home and need help. CAFOD is the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development set up by the bishops of England and Wales in 1962 to express the concern of the Catholic community to the needs and problems of developing countries, funded from the private charity of people. It is an excellent way for Catholics to do what they have been asked during the Eucharist and help the less fortunate by giving money to this charity. ...read more.

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All who have been baptised share in the risen life of Christ, and they try to 'bring the good news to the poor' (Luke 4:18) as Jesus did. CAFOD is a way of being with Christ who is hungry, thirsty and in need. Celebrating the Eucharist also makes us more aware of the responsibilities we have locally because we are told to help others and they have collections. Local charities include Good Shepherd, Christmas hampers, Oxfam, Red Cross, Big Issue, Children in Need, give a child a chance and many more. The ceremony definitely teaches us responsibility. The final words, "Go in peace to love and serve the Lord" sum it up as these word are put into practical terms by the congregation. Taking part in the Body of Christ brings with it serious responsibilities. They are to build up the community, by caring locally and in the worldwide, paying special attention to the poor and weak. ?? ?? ?? ?? Caroline Blundell ...read more.

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