• This sacrament was instituted as food, a spiritual food, at the Last Supper where Jesus gathered with His disciples to celebrate The Passover (Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt during The Exodus). Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to the 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.(Matthew 26:26-28)  Jesus instructed us: 'Do this in memory of Me.' 

    The Holy Eucharist is the most important of the seven sacraments because, in this and in no other sacrament, we receive the very body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. Innumerable, precious graces come to us through the reception of Holy Communion. 

    Eucharist comes from the Greek word eucharistein meaning "to give thanks". Holy Eucharist (or Holy Communion) is offered to Second Grade students in the Faith Formation Program. Holy Eucharist is offered during celebrations of Mass and at other liturgical services. Gluten Free hosts are available; please contact Fr. Santy or the office to make arrangements.