Please notify the parish office if parishioners are hospitalized, home-bound or would like to receive the Holy Eucharist or a home visit.
The Holy Eucharist is a sacrament and a sacrifice. Christ instituted the Mass and first gave the disciples his Precious Body and Blood the night before he died. His Words, “Take and eat, this is my Body…take and drink, this is my Blood…” tell us that receiving the Eucharist is truly receiving the Body and Blood of Christ. He then commissioned his disciples by saying, “Do this in remembrance of Me.” Therefore the Mass continues today.
The Mass is the source and summit of our faith. This is a time of praise and thanksgiving to God for the Eucharist and all his blessings bestowed upon us. It is also a time that together we become the Body of Christ on earth. We are given the strength through this Sacrament to carry out God’s work. This means that when we leave this gathering, we are all commissioned to “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” We become Christ’s voice, hands and feet to all, being true servants of the Lord.