At the Mass…
This month we began learning the names and uses for the objects found on the altar at the Catholic Mass. Last week we learned about the chalice.
This week we learn about the Paten (PAT-en) – it is a saucer-like disk that holds the bread that becomes the Body of Christ.
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.