Know Your Faith Series – The Sacrament of the Eucharist 

The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.”136  “It is last of the three Sacraments of Initiation. All the other Sacraments are bound up with it and are oriented towards it, for in the Blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself.”137  It is called Eucharist because it is an action of thanksgiving to God.  Adapted from CCC

 The Eucharist is where we celebrate the presence of the risen Christ here among us, where our identity as Christ’s brothers and sisters is formed and where all of us receive the mandate to transform this world by the Power of His Love and through Works of Mercy..

 During the Mass, at the time of the Consecration, Christ becomes truly present in the form of bread and wine.

 Every Eucharist is an intimate encounter with the Living God – a taste of heaven here on earth, where people of every race, language and way of life become one. (Take, Eat and Drink GNM)