Eucharist or Holy Communion

Father Carlos Alvarez Celebrates the Eucharist

 

When Catholics receive the Eucharist, they consume the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ, and are swept up into the life of the Holy Trinity. To receive the Eucharist is to receive Christ himself (The Catechism of the Catholic Church 1382). Often referred to as the "sacrament of sacraments," the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian faith and of ecclesial life, or the life of the Church. "The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being" (qtd in The Catechism of the Catholic Church 1325).

For information on receiving first Holy Communion, see the link under the Faith Formation menu, or contact Carol Schneider.