While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his 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
The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church. The Eucharistic celebration always includes: the proclamation of the Word of God; thanksgiving to God the Father for all his benefits, above all the gift of his Son; the consecration of bread and wine; and participation in the liturgical banquet by receiving the Lord’s body and blood. These elements constitute one single act of worship.. (CCC 1407, 1408, 1409).
The celebration of the Holy Eucharist at Immaculate Conception is the memorial of Christ’s Passover, that is, of the work of salvation accomplished by the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, a work made present by the liturgical action, therefore, our Catholic faith teach us that everyone who approach the altar of the Lord must do it in state of grace also to receive it with respect, reverence and full conscience that what we are receiving is the gift of eternal life. We invite to all our parishioners, and visitors that come and enjoy our liturgical celebrations every Sunday mass.
Contact: Linda G Meyer 201-520-0482