Real-life Sunday School dialogue from this past weekend:
Teacher: The Holy Spirit changes the bread and the wine into the Body an Blood of Christ. The priest puts the consecrated bread (called the Lamb) into the chalice, which has already been filled with wine and warm water. The chalice represents our unity in Christ — when we receive Communion, we receive Christ and become one with God and one another, like He prayed in today’s Gospel, “that we all may be one.”
Student 1: So what happens to the leftovers?
Teacher: The priest consumes whatever is left.
Student 2: You mean Fr Mark gets drunk every Sunday?
Teacher: Uh, well, there’s a fair amount of water in there…
I am informed by knowledgeable ecclesiastical authorities that Lucas Dreher, age 8, is Student 2.