The Sacrament of the Eucharist:
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. (1 Cor 10:16-17)
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that the Sacrament of the Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” That is because “at the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.’ ” (CCC 1323-1324) Thus each time we receive Holy Communion, we consume the body and blood, soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Preparing Your Child for First Holy Communion:
Children are prepared for their First Holy Communion during or following the second-grade year. For more information, visit the Sacrament Preparation section or contact the Office of Religious Formation (281-499-4612).
Are You an Adult Who Desires to Receive the Eucharist (Holy Communion)?
Adult Catholics who have been baptized but have not received First Eucharist or Confirmation or adults baptized in another Christian denomination and desire to enter the Catholic Church are prepared through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). For more information, please visit the RCIA page.
Where is the Eucharist in Scripture?
Matt. 26:26-28, Mark. 14:22,24, Luke 22;19-20, John 6, 1 Corinthians 11:24-25 and many more!