Why is there separate consecrations over the bread and wine?
Does this mean that when I receive Holy Communion, I am receiving a dead Jesus? The answer is no! When the priest mingles a piece of the Host into the chalice filled with Christ's blood at the Agnus Dei, he symbolically shows the resurrection of Christ, since the Body and Blood are mingled as in human life. This means when we receive the Blessed Sacrament at Communion time in a state of grace, it is the living Jesus whom we consume and become a part of.