"The Eucharistic celebration always includes: the proclamation of the Word of God; thanksgiving to God the Father for all his benefits, above all the gift of his Son; the consecration of bread and wine; and participation in the liturgical banquet by receiving the Lord's body and blood. These elements constitute one single act of worship." [...]
"As worship passes out of life, leisure becomes impossible. It reduces itself either to laziness or boredom, emptiness or compulsion." Source: Sheen Fulton, Guide to Contentment, Alba House, 2010.
"There is nothing authentically human – our thoughts and affections, our words and deeds – that does not find in the sacrament of the Eucharist the form it needs to be lived to the full. Here we can see the full human import of the radical newness brought by Christ in the Eucharist: the worship [...]
"Remember how, at the selfsame time, many religious and other devout persons were kneeling before God, praying or praising Him. Was not their time better spent than yours?" Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.
At every celebration of the Eucharist, we are spiritually brought back to the paschal Triduum: to the events of the evening of Holy Thursday, to the Last Supper and to what followed it. Source: Pope St. John Paul II, General Audience, September 13, 1989
"The liturgy of the word and the Eucharistic liturgy, with the rites of introduction and conclusion, 'are so closely interconnected that they form but one single act of worship.' There is an intrinsic bond between the word of God and the Eucharist." Source: Pope Benedict XVI, SACRAMENTUM CARITATIS (Sacrament of Charity), 2/22/2007 [...]
"Repose allows us to contemplate the little things we do in their relationship to the vast things which alone can give them worth and meaning. It reminds us that all actions get their worth from God: 'worship' means admitting 'worth.'" Source: Ven. Fulton J. Sheen, Way to Happiness, St. Pauls, 1998. [...]
"Now, of all the sacraments it is the Holy Eucharist that brings to fullness their initiation as Christians and confers upon the exercise of the common priesthood that sacramental and ecclesial form that links it-as we mentioned before-to the exercise of the ministerial priesthood. In this way eucharistic worship is the center and goal of [...]
"If our Eucharistic worship is authentic, it must make us grow in awareness of the dignity of each person. The awareness of that dignity becomes the deepest motive of our relationship with our neighbor." Source: Pope St. John Paul II, LETTER DOMINICAE CENAE OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II TO ALL THE BISHOPS [...]