The Epistle Dedicatory
Chapter I. Of the Nature, Excellencies, Uses and Intention of the Holy Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Section I. Of the several Apprehensions of Men concerning it.
Section II. What it is, which we received in the Holy Sacrament.
Section III. That in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper there are represented and exhibited many great blessings, upon the special Account of that sacred Ministry, proved in general.
Section IV. The Blessings and Graces of the Holy Sacrament enumerated and proved particularly
Section V. Practical Conclusions from the preceding Discourses
Section VI. Devotions preparatory to this Mystery.
Chapter II. Of our General Preparation to the Worthy Reception of the Blessed Sacrament,
and the Participation of the Mysteries.
Section I. Of Examination of ourselves in order to the Holy Communion.
Section II. Of the Examination of our Desires.
Section III. Of our Examination concerning remanent Affections to Sin.
Section IV. Of Examination of ourselves in the matter of our Prayers, in order to a holy Communion.
Section V. Of Examination of ourselves in some other Instances.
Section VI. Devotions to be used upon the Days of our Examination, relative to that Duty.
Chapter III. Of Faith, as it is a Necessary Disposition to the Blessed Sacrament.
Section I. Of Catechumens, or unbaptized Persons.
Section II. Of communicating Infants
Section III. Whether Innocents, Fools, and Madmen, may be admitted to the Holy Communion.
Section IV. Of actual Faith, as it is a necessary Disposition to the Sacrament.
Section V. Of the proper and specific Work of Faith in the Reception of the Holy Communion.
Section VI. Meditations and Devotions relative to this preparatory Grace; to be used in the Days of Preparation, or at any Time of Spiritual Communion.
Chapter IV. Of Charity, Preparatory to the Blessed Sacrament.
Section I. Operations of Charity, relative to the Holy Communion.
Section II. Of doing Good to our Neighbours.
Section III. Of speaking Good of our Neighbours.
Section IV. Forgiveness of Injuries a Necessary Part of Preparation to the Holy Sacrament.
Section V. Devotions relative to this Grace of Charity: to be used, by way of Exercise and Preparation to the Divine Mysteries, in any Time or Part of our Life; but especially before and at the Communion.
Chapter V. Of Repentance, Preparatory to the Blessed Sacrament.
Section I. Remarks on the Necessity of Repentance in General.
Section II. The Necessity of Repentance in order to the Holy Sacrament.
Section III. What Actions of Repentance are specially required in our Preparations to the Holy Sacrament.
Section IV. How far we must have proceeded in our general Repentance, and Emendation of our Lives, before we communicate.
Section V. What Significations of Repentance are to be accepted by the Church in Admission of Penitents to the Communion.
Section VI. Whether may every Minister of the Church and Curate of Souls reject impenitent Persons, or any Criminals from the Holy Sacrament, until themselves be satisfied of their Repentance and Amends
Section VII. Penitential Soliloquies, Ejaculations, Excercises, and preparatory Prayers, to be used in all the Days of Preparation to the Holy Sacrament.
Chapter VI. Of our Actual and Ornamental Preparation to the Reception of the Blessed Sacrament.
Section I. An Inquiry whether we are habitually prepared, is the proper Preparation for the Holy Communion.
Section II. Rules for Examination of our Consciences against the Day of our Communion.
Section III. Of an actual Supply to be made of such Actions and Degrees of Good, as are wanting against a Communion Day.
Section IV. Devotions to be used upon the Morning of the Communion.
Chapter VII. Of our Comportment in and after our Receiving the Blessed Sacrament.
Section I. Of the Circumstances and Manner of Reception of the Divine Mysteries.
Section II. Acts of Virtues and Graces relative to the Mystery, to be used before or at the Celebration of the Divine Sacrament.
Section III. An Advice concerning him who only communicates spiritually.