The celebration of Eucharist, also known as the Sacrifice of the Mass, is the “source and summit of the Christian life.” Each Sunday we have been gifted with the opportunity to gather as a community of disciples, listen to the Word of God, give thanks to God for his blessings, and offer our lives to God in union with Christ upon the altar of sacrifice. Jesus, who promised to never leave his people, physically gives himself to us in the Eucharistic bread so that he can remain with us always. On the night of the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Eucharist, the Gospel of Luke recounts that he “took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.’ (22:19)” The celebration of this Sacrament is the supreme sign of the Catholic Church’s unity among its members throughout the world. If you are not Catholic, please know you are always welcome to come forward during Mass at communion for a blessing by crossing your arms over your chest.
If you would like more information on how to become Catholic, please see the Becoming Catholic section of our webpage. Please know you are invited to call the rectory or talk to any of our priests or deacons at any time if you have questions.