The Sacrament of the Eucharist or Holy Communion
Jesus declared, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood, you shall not have life in you. He who eats my Flesh and drinks my Blood has life everlasting and I will raise him up on the last day; for my Flesh is true food and my Blood is true drink. He who eats my Flesh and drinks my Blood abides in me and I in him. As the living Father has sent me, and I have life because of the Father, so he who eats me, he also shall live because of me.” (John 6. 48-57)
Eucharist in Greek means “thanksgiving.” The Eucharist is a sacrament and a sacrifice in which the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ is contained, offered, and received under the appearances of bread and wine.
At the Last Supper, bread and wine became the signs of the new covenant relationship between Jesus and His followers. Jesus wants us to be one with Him, as He is at one with our Father in heaven.
Just as bread and wine nourish our physical body, receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus at Communion offers nourishment (grace) to our spiritual body which helps us to grow in holiness.
Holy Cross offers the sacrament of Holy Communion at each Mass. Please check the current weekly bulletin for the schedule of Mass times.
To arrange for your child to receive Holy Communion for the first time, please contact Debi Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org.