St Thomas Aquinas: “The Eucharist is the sacrament of love: it signifies love, it produces love. The Eucharist is the consummation of the whole spiritual life.”
In Eucharist, the faithful are brought into deep communion with Christ and one another. Eucharist is from the Greek word meaning “thanksgiving,” and is the preeminent sign of unity in the Church. The Eucharist, celebrated as a community, teaches us about human dignity, calls us to right relationship with God, ourselves, and others. It is through the Eucharist that we fully live the paschal mystery of Christ, we share in his life, death, and resurrection. As the Body of Christ, it sends us on mission to help transform our communities, neighborhoods, and world. The Eucharist is our destiny: it is Eucharist or Holy Communion that sustains our ongoing conversion and lifelong faith journey.
For children, sacramental preparation for First Eucharist occurs within the parish’s curriculum for Faith Formation. For more information, contact [email protected] or 949-494-9701 x8535