Between Baptism and Ministry: The Eucharistic Link

Maxwell E. Johnson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/1987

Issue: The Ministry of the Baptized (Vol. 7, No 4, Fall, 1987)

How does the Eucharist provide the connecting link between baptism and ministry? This essay answers this question in a three-fold manner: by discussing the Eucharist as ministry to the baptized community itself; by discussing the Eucharist as formative of the ministering community of the baptized; and by discussing the way in which the Eucharist as ministry and as formative of community gives the focus to and provides the source for the community’s ministry in the world.

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