“Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, you shall not have life in you.” —John 6:54
“Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke: and gave to His disciples, and said: Take, ye, and eat. THIS IS MY BODY.” —Matthew 26:26
Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the Real Presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.
“The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice.” —Catechism of the Catholic Church #1367
“No one may take part in it unless he believes that what we teach is true, and has received Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and new birth, and lives in keeping with what Christ taught.” —St. Justin Martyr (+165)
24-HOUR ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT is every Thursday at 5pm through the night until 5pm Friday followed by 5:30 mass. Contact Greg Henkel firstname.lastname@example.org or at 397-4711 to sign-up for your time with the Lord.
“The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this Sacrament of Love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet Him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease.” —Blessed Pope John Paul II