The Sacrament of Eucharist

“I received from the Lord what I handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood.  Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”  For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes”.  (1 Corinthians: 11:23-26)

“The Eucharist is the font and the summit of the Church’s life, for in it Jesus associates his Church and all her members with the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to the Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church”. (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1407)

The Eucharist grants us communion with Christ, who is truly present in the Sacrament, body, blood, soul and divinity.  The Eucharist renders present to us the grace of the Pascal Mystery, unites us with the whole body of the Church, restores spiritual strength, nourishes faith, encourages hope, empowers charity, protects against temptation, washes away venial sin, fortifies us on our earthly pilgrimage and grants us a foretaste of heaven.

The Eucharist is celebrated in the parish every day, Monday-Saturday at 8:00 AM.

Celebrations for Sunday begin with the 4 PM Vigil Mass on Saturday afternoon and continue on Sunday at 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM [Spanish] and 6:00 PM.   Holy Days of Obligation have Mass schedules particular to the day.

Children are prepared for their First Holy Communion in the second grade through the Religious Education Program. Teenagers and Adults are prepared for their First Holy Communion through the RCIA Program.

Come join us in communion around the Lord’s Table.

Anyone interested in learning more about this ministry should contact the parish office at 864-226-8621 or by e-mail.