Last night I couldn't sleep and was working my way up the channels to get to HGTV (it was too dark to type in the channel numbers so I surfed up) when I came across the Catholic channel and it was just beginning a mass at a cathedral that a friend of mine is a cantor so I waited to see if she was on this one and sure enough she was. So DH and I spent the next 45 minutes watching a mass. Now hubby hasn't been to many masses at all (I think only the ordination this friend/cantor's husband as a deacon), but I've been to many having been adopted into an Irish Catholic family and going to Catholic school from 7th through 12th grades. As it went along, he asked me a question that I was just not sure how to answer so I'll ask you all. At the beginning of the Eucharist, the priest spoke of us bringing our gifts and sacrifice to God and asking God to accept our sacrifice. It was when he was going to consecrate the Eucharist, if I remember correctly. So what is the "gifts" and "sacrifice" that we bring at communion? I wish I had a video of what I'm talking about but maybe if it's typical wording for the Eucharist, you'll know what I'm talking about.