Teresians’ attitude towards Holy Eucharist

2021 IJRSE – Volume 10 Issue 1
Special IJRSE Luminary Issue

Available Online: 1 December 2020


Abante, Mariel A.*
Sta. Teresa College, Philippines (marielabante@yahoo.com.ph)


The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is one of the vital sacred ceremonies which every Catholic Christian must attend to and observe every Sunday. As what the Vatican II stressed out, one must participate actively, consciously, and intelligently whenever he or she attends to the celebration. To assess the students’ attitude towards the Holy Eucharist, the researcher developed a Holy Eucharist Attitudinal Scale (HEAS) that was used as the main instrument of the study. It was composed of 41 attitudinal statements under three factors such as Factor I: Eucharist as a Transforming Sacrament, Factor II: Eucharist as a Moral Obligation, and Factor III: Eucharist as a Sacred Celebration. A total number of 178 students from different levels and courses were the respondents of the study who enrolled in the second semester of the academic year 2012-2013. Various statistical treatments such as T-Test and ANOVA were used to know and validate the students’ answers. The result of the study revealed that the students have a positive attitude towards the Holy Eucharist. At some point, their responses to three Factors vary in terms of gender and course. On the other hand, their responses in the three Factors show no significant difference in terms of year level and family status. The result’s implication in catechesis on the Holy Eucharist shows that STC has been imparting good catechesis among the college students. However, modifications in content and methodology will be done for a better understanding of this sacrament.

Keywords: attitude; Catechesis; Holy Eucharist; holy mass; religious education


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2020.5921

Cite this article:
Abante, M. A. (2021). Teresians’ attitude towards Holy Eucharist. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(1), 47-59. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2020.5921

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