What is the Eucharist?
The Eucharist is one of the Seven Sacraments received when we are children approximately at the age of seven.
There is a period of preparation prior to receiving your First Holy Communion/Eucharist. The children will be taught that “Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love.” (St. John Paul, II.)
The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. The term “Eucharist” originates from the Greek word eucharista, meaning thanksgiving.
In the celebration of the Eucharist , bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit and the instrumentality of the priest. The whole Christ is truly present – body, blood, soul, and divinity — under the appearances of bread and wine, the glorified Christ who rose from the dead. This is what the Church means when she speaks of the “Real Presence” of Christ in the Eucharist.