Communion Rite

In Spirit and in Truth is a process for small groups. It follows the same pattern as With Hearts and Minds offering reflection on scripture, space for sharing experiences and opportunities for consideration and discussion of liturgical texts and documents.

The process is intended to be used in two ways: to assist parish teams prepare for the introduction of the new translation and to offer a place for parish groups to learn about the translation once it has been introduced.

For every session the material is available in a number of ways:

  • Leader's edition - includes notes in the side columns
  • Participants' edition A4 - includes space for participants to make their own notes
  • Participants' edition A5 - just the text and the questions - and so uses less paper
  • Further reading - additional excerpts from Church documents

In addition there are Leaders' notes to help guide small groups.

Session Five: Behold the Lamb of God - The Communion Rite

Behold the Lamb - Leaders 214.60 kB

Behold the Lamb - Participants (A5) 177.09 kB

Behold the Lamb - Participants (A4) 185.13 kB

Behold the Lamb - Further reading 51.71 kB


1. Preparatory Session

2. Introductory Rites

3. Liturgy of the Word

4. Liturgy of the Eucharist

5. Communion Rite

6. Concluding Rites