The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324).

During the Mass, we gather around the Lord’s table and remember Christ’s Passion, sacrifice on the cross, His Resurrection, and His Ascension as Jesus instructed us during the Last Supper. As Catholics, we believe in transubstantiation – the transformation of bread and wine into the true Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.

This means that the receiving of Jesus’ Body and Blood, we receive Jesus with the intention that we receive Jesus with a pure heart by being right with God and with one another.