Holy Eucharist

About the Sacrament

The Holy Eucharist is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation. The Holy Eucharist is the reception of Jesus’ Body and Blood in the consecrated bread and wine.  Jesus gave us the Eucharist at the Last Supper. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke all give accounts of the Last Supper.  While celebrating the Passover with the Disciples, Jesus infused a whole new level of meaning to the celebration :

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to His disciples said, “Take and eat; this is My Body.”  Then He took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is My Blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.” 

As Catholics, we believe Jesus meant what He said.  He truly is present in the bread and wine that has been transubstantiated into His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.  As such, there is great care and reverence toward the Eucharist, including proper time for preparation before reception of the Eucharist and thanksgiving afterwards.

First Holy Communion

Typically, children in 2nd grade prepare to receive their First Reconciliation and Holy Communion. For more information, check out our Faith Formation program. Adults wishing to know more about the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist are encouraged to join us for RCIA. For more information, call the Parish Office at (307) 266-2666.